The Donner Party

Post date: Dec 2, 2012 11:00:16 PM Film about the Donner Party from the "American Experience" series.

The Donner Party was a group of pioneers who travelled out west in 1846 and became stuck in the snow in the Sierra Nevada mountain chain. They slowly ran out of food and in the end, resorted to cannibalism to stay alive in the harsh climate. If you have some spare time over holiday break, you may want to find out more about their infamous American experience.