Which Way to the Wild West?

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By Steve Sheinkin, Author & Tim Robinson, Illustrator. From a Newbery Honor author, a thoughtful look at the taming of the American West, from the Louisiana Purchase to the Lewis and Clark expedition, the Mormons to the Miners, and the transcontinental railroad to the Indian Wars. History doesn't have to be boring. Which Way to the Wild West? tackles the taming of the American Frontier—from the Louisiana Purchase to the Lewis and Clark expedition and the California Gold Rush—with a storyteller's eye to plot and character development. You'll learn what life was like on a wagon train, the real reasons settlers moved west in the first place, and meet the heroes and villians of the Indian Wars. Carefully researched, with a generous helping of primary source material, this is the whole messy story of America's Manifest Destiny—heart-wrenching, hilarious, and utterly true. For ages 10 and up.