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Emigrants to Oregon in compiled by Stephenie Flora oregonpioneers. All other names are believed to be members of the main emigrating party to Oregon. Chiles was returning to California after recruiting new settlers in the east; he was originally an emigrant of The party was led by mountain man, Joseph Reddeford Walker.
Before they reached the river, however, they turned south and established what became the main route of the California Trail to the Humboldt River, via the Raft River Valley and Goose Creek. They were led by mountain man Joseph Reddeford Walker, who had taken the route in reverse when he returned from California in They did not wish to force a confrontation over the Oregon country by settling the area.
Others wished to keep the land a possession of their new country. Fremont had been engaged by members of the later group to keep his eyes open for any route that could easily handle wagon traffic.
After the majority were gathered together and just prior to beginning the journey, a meeting was called to form a set of "traveling" rules and to elect a council of nine to mediate any disputes that might erupt.
It was decided that it would be best to elect officers when the train reached the Kansas River. At Fort Hall it was hoped that assistance could be obtained from Dr.
Marcus Whitman and party as they returned to the Oregon country from the states. On June 1, after completing the crossing of the Kansas River, elections were held to determine who the officers were to be.
Each nominee moved out with his back to the company. Backers of an individual then lined up behind their favorite candidate creating several lines of men stretching out across the prairie.
The leaders, in jest, then proceeded to run across the prairie with their lines of supporters following like a long tail. The strange sight was captured in print by a writer passing by with the Sir William Drummond hunting expedition who remarked that, "Running for office is certainly performed in more literal fashion on the prairie As was true of each emigration, the exact numbers varied from person to person.
We started from there in April. There were between and souls in the party and wagons Edward Lenox in his recollections claimed that less than reached Oregon and set the figures at " men, 58 women and a possible children Adding to the complaints, was the dissatisfaction created between those who had cattle and those who did not.
After much dissension, Peter Burnett resigned. William Martin assumed command of the company without loose cattle. Jesse Applegate was elected leader of the "Cow Column", which consisted of approximately 60 wagons and a couple of thousand head of cattle.
Following behind, was Joseph B. Chiles, a pioneer ofwho was returning to California leading a small group of family and friends.
As with emigrations to follow, these rugged pioneers dealt daily with adverse weather conditions, lack of provisions, conflict of personalities and illness. To add to their afflictions, they did not have a wagon trail to follow. Coffman [see information on this publication at the end of this page].
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