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The Donner Party: What Really Happened?

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Published on Mar 23, 2019

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***CREDITS***

Mortician: Caitlin Doughty
Producer & Writer: Louise Hung (@LouiseHung1)
Editor & Graphics: Landis Blair (@landisblair)

This video was largely informed by Daniel James Brown's excellent book, "The Indifferent Stars Above: The Harrowing Saga of a Donner Party Bride". Thank you for the inspiration, Mr. Brown!

***SELECTED ADDITIONAL READING***

"7 surprising facts about cannibalism"
https://www.vox.com/2015/2/17/8052239...

"'thus are our bodies, thus was our custom':
mortuary cannibalism in an Amazonian society"
https://lauer.sdsu.edu/courses/442-sp...

"There's More to Cannibalism Than Just People Eating People"
https://people.howstuffworks.com/diff...

"How the Pineapple Express Killed the Donner Party"
https://io9.gizmodo.com/how-the-pinea...

"Mmmm, Brains: Everything You Wanted to Know About Cannibalism But Were Afraid to Ask"
http://mentalfloss.com/article/31508/...

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