Cannibalism is the act of eating one’s own species. Some peoples practiced it as part of their culture. Others resort to it in times of famine or terrible ordeal, like the Donner Party. 656 more words
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In my most recent Deseret News article, I explore How the Donner Party Affected the Pioneers’ Arrival in the Salt Lake Valley.
Friends of ours have a beautiful cabin near Donner Lake in the Sierra Nevadas. During one of our Fall hikes years ago, on a day that the orange and yellow leaves formed a colorful contrast with the cooling but bright blue sky, we stumbled upon the famous spot where a group 0f 87 migrants, the so-called Donner Party, stranded in the snow during a heavy winter which hindered the group from crossing the mountains in the winter of 1846. 1,502 more words