Episode 122: The Donner Party Conspiracy: Everything You Don’t Already Know

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**SKIP TO 12:13 TO GET TO THE STORY**
If you heard The Donner Party saga and thought to yourself, “Wow, that’s really Haunted and nothing worse could happen to a group of people” … you would be super wrong! This episode Nat pulls up all the best(worst)bits of info that have been left out of the mainstream media’s portrayal of The Donners. Cadaver Dogs who unearth 250 year old bodies? Got it. Barbaric Pioneer birthing techniques? Got it. The 1849 Gold Rush isn’t real? Got it. Sit down and BUCKLE THE F UP BECAUSE WE ARE GOING TO 1846 YALL! YEEHAW!

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SOURCES:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Donner_Party_timeline
https://www.census.gov/history/www/through_the_decades/fast_facts/1840_fast_facts.html
http://www.donnerpartydiary.com/members.html
https://www.sierracollege.edu/ejournals/jsnhb/v4n2/houghton.html
https://www.frontieramericanillustratednews.com/post/the-western-wagon-train-part-two-life-on-the-trail
https://www.nps.gov/articles/000/death-on-trails.htm#:~:text=The%20route%20of%20the%20Oregon,the%20trail%20did%20not%20survive.
Unexplained Mysteries Podcast, “The Donner Party”
Last Podcast On Left Podcast, Episode 331 “The Donner Party: Salt of the Earth”
Last Podcast On Left Podcast, Episode 332 “The Donner Party: Forlorn Hope”
“The Indifferent Stars Above: The Harrowing Saga of the Donner Party”. Daniel James Brown

Stories beneath the surface


https://www.upi.com/Top_News/US/2020/04/03/Cadaver-dogs-to-search-for-Gold-Rush-era-graves-near-Oregon-Calif-trails/7841585776002/
https://www.wyomingnews.com/things_to_do/bones-of-oregon-trail-pioneers-being-laid-to-rest-on-ranch-near-glendo/article_14df318d-ef39-5789-95df-22b297a8262e.html
https://www.sfgate.com/sfhistory/article/What-happened-to-Donner-Party-survivors-16714121.php
http://www.donnerpartydiary.com/sep46.html
https://user.xmission.com/~octa/DonnerParty/Briefmyths.htm#The%20%22Pioneer%20palace%20car%22
https://www.notesfromthefrontier.com/post/parting-of-the-ways
https://tahoetopia.com/news/murder-confession-donner-party-mid-december-1846
https://archive.archaeology.org/1205/letter/donner_party_alder_creek_washoe.html
https://www.sierracollege.edu/ejournals/jsnhb/v4n2/houghton.html