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Western migration through uncharted regions strands a wagon train in the Sierra Mountains leaving little choice for survival.
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In the winter of 1846-1847, nearly 90 pioneers headed for California were trapped in the snowbound Sierra Nevada, where many of them resorted to cannibalism to survive.Go
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