Life and death on the wagon trail

Shipman, Pat
July 1991
New Scientist;7/27/91, Vol. 131 Issue 1779, p40
Reports on findings in anthropologist Donald Grayson's study of the records of the effort 87 pioneers led by George and Jacob Donner in 1847 to cross the arid wastelands of the American Midwest. Death of half of the party; Test of survival predictions based on social and demographic factors; Study of what happens to groups under extreme stress.


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