At last one-fifth of approximately 350,000 persons who followed the Platte River Road to South Pass, and then on to destinations west, were young people. Their story is just beginning to be told. This book is a must for any Overland Trails library. The child’s perspective was unique, and varied. Young writers present the pleasure/play, youthful sensory experiences, or drama of the trail. Reminiscences of pioneer children can fill in what contemporary accounts overlook. The book contains an historical introduction, notes, appendixes, bibliography and index. with endpaper map, nineteen illustrations, charts and tables.