Monthly Archives: November 2020

The Oregon Trail and Native Americans (2012)

One of my favorite research experiences documented the pervasive racism that undermined the relationship between travelers of the Oregon Trail and the Native Americans they encountered.

Using first-hand, primary source documents, I draw out the conflicting duality that many pioneers experienced, relying on and sympathizing with Native Americans while also viewing them as an inferior people in many respects.

To read the full paper, click here.