The Stout-Hearted Seven: Orphaned on the Oregon Trail

by Neta Lohnes Frazier

Hardcover, 2006



Local notes

978 Fra



Sterling (2006), Edition: Updated Ed, Paperback, 193 pages. $7.00.


Recounts the adventures of the seven Sager children during their journey to Oregon where they were adopted by Marcus and Narcissa Whitman.

Original publication date


Physical description

193 p.; 8.2 inches


1402731884 / 9781402731884



User reviews

LibraryThing member kaiserestates
Based on the true story of the Sager children in 1840. The children were traveling on the Oregon Trail when their parents got the fever and died, leaving them as Orphans. The 7 children, one of which was just a newborn, were adopted by the other members on the trail. The children are very lucky until the massacre that occurs where many were killed. The seven children were then orphaned again and had to begin to rebuild again.… (more)
LibraryThing member emymay32
Orphaned on the oregon trail is a historical non-fiction book. It's sad to learn about all of the bad things that happened to them along the way, but they had a big adventure in the process. I loved this book!!
LibraryThing member Stsmurphy
Based on a true story originally written by one of the survivors, Neta Lohnes Frazier’s account of seven children traveling westward still has the power to astonish. In the 1840s, the Sager family set off on the Oregon Trail, a dangerous and adventure-filled journey. Tragedy struck when both the mother and father succumbed to fever, orphaning the youngsters—one just a newborn. The entire wagon train adopted them, until they arrived at the Whitman Mission in Oregon. There, the Sagers settled into an ordinary life…until the day of an Indian massacre. The bravery of the Stouthearted Seven will amaze today’s young readers.… (more)
LibraryThing member Salsabrarian
Narrated by Mary Starkey. Based on the true story of the Sager family who left Missouri in 1844 to head for the Oregon Territory as part of a wagon train. The hard conditions of life on the trail tragically befall the family, as both parents die. Catherine, the oldest, and her brothers and sisters eventually are brought to the Whitman mission in the Territory where they are taken in by Narcissa and Marcus Whitman who work as missionaries to the Indians. The Sagers come to see and love the Whitmans as their own parents and enjoy a secure if spartan life at the mission. A couple of years later, an Indian uprising leaves several people dead, including the Whitmans and Sager brothers. Eventually the remaining Sager children are rescued and taken away to Fort Vancouver. Despite the tragedies in their lives, Catherine realizes they have fulfilled their father's dream of reaching Oregon thanks to the family's stout-heartedness.… (more)




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