|Plot Summary of Escape Along the Oregon Trail|
A young girl is captured by a Cheyenne in the 1840s and held captive until she escapes around age 18 -- tells of some of her life with the Indians and how she planned her escape.
There is romance later. She is helped by a soldier after her escape.
They take the Oregon Trail and build a ranch after he returns from the Civil War.
She is tracked by the Cheyenne warrior who was to be her husband, to Oregon Country--she hides and kills him when he tries to capture her and take her back to the tribe.
Her husband and his troopers are trapped in an Idaho blizzard--she rides into the mountains and saves them.
The story evolves and tells of the ranch, her children, etc. Very historically accurate
This synopsis report prepared by F. Eugene Barber
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|Chapter Analysis of Escape Along the Oregon Trail|
Ratings are on a 1-10 scale (Low to High)
Composition of Book
descript. of violence and chases - 20%
Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives - 20%
Feelings, relationships, character bio/development - 30%
How society works & physical descript. (people, objects, places) - 30%
Tone of story
- suspenseful (sophisticated fear)
Time/era of story:
- 19th century
Kid or adult book?
- Adult or Young Adult Book
Story primarily about
- fighting Injuns
- lots of descript of animal care
Accounts of torture and death?
- generic/vague references to death/punishment
Explicit sex in book?
What kind of sex:
- vague references
- descript of kissing
Amount of dialog
- roughly even amounts of descript and dialog
Note: the views expressed here are only those of the reviewer(s).
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