Scope and Contents note
Mrs. S.D. Evans' narrative “A Trip from Washoe, Nevada to Douglas County, Oregon in 1863” appears to be Evans’s celebratory, “pioneer” reminiscence recounting her migration within the U.S. West. It highlights the difficulties eastern Americans encountered during the early years of white American settlement along the Pacific Coast, such as frequent Indian attacks and premature death (Evans had adopted one of her children who had been left an orphan). This reminiscence also highlights ways that local Native American tribes and nations resisted white American settlement and the changes these newcomers brought with them.
The collection is limited to the Evans’ migration and offers some, though limited, details on her life before and after her move to Douglas County.
- Evans, S. D., Mrs., active 1863 (Person)
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Mrs. S.D. Evans lived in Northern California in 1861 when her husband was killed by local Native Americans. Evans moved to Washoe, Nevada, and from there, in 1863, she moved to Douglas County, Oregon. She made the journey accompanied by her two children as well as two other wagon teams. The group survived numerous attacks by Indians along the way. At the successful end of this journey, Evans settled on a farm in Douglas County.
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Language of Materials
The S.D. Evans document, “A Trip from Washoe, Nevada to Douglas County, Oregon, 1863” is a personal narrative recounting Evans’ move from Nevada to Oregon in 1863.
Existence and Location of Copies note
Available in microfilm as part of: Women's lives. Series 3, American women missionaries and pioneers collection (MICROFILM BV3703 .W66 2006, reel 92); Primary Source Microfilm, 12 Lunar Dr., Woodbridge, Conn. 06525.
- Douglas County (Or.) Subject Source: Lcnaf
- Native Americans Subject Source: Archiveswest
- Nevada -- Description and travel Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Oregon Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Oregon -- Description and travel Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Pioneers Subject Source: Archiveswest
- Reminiscences Subject Source: Art & Architecture Thesaurus
- Roseburg (Or.) Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Washoe County (Nev.) Subject Source: Unspecified ingested source
- Women Subject Source: Archiveswest
- Guide to Mrs. S.D. Evans' account
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