On Thursday, June 19 Folksinger and storyteller Hank Cramer will be at the Hub Main Stage of the Columbia Basin College in Pasco Washington for the “One Trail, Many Voices: Songs of the Oregon Trail” where he will perform traditional folksongs of these cultures and explore how migration via the Oregon Trail affected the travelers, their songs and the culture of the Pacific Northwest.
The Oregon Trail
The version of the Oregon Trail journey A lot of us learned when we were younger conveys that hardy, American-born pioneers heading west for adventure. However the truth is really far from this impression. This enormous stream of “emigrants” was an extremely diverse group, and for the most part was running away from something – whether they were Easterners fleeing the financial Panic of 1837, Irish immigrants fleeing the potato famines, blacks escaping slavery, or Germans and Italians fleeing civil war. Along their way, Native Americans seldom attacked. Actually, countless emigrant groups would not have made it without their help.
Details of the Event
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