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    The Donner Party was a California Trail wagon train of eighty-one American pioneers who in 1846 found themselves trapped by snow in the Sierra Nevada. Thirty-six members of the party perished as a result of starvation, exposure, disease, and trauma, and some of the survivors resorted to cannibalism. The wagons left in May 1846. Encouraged to try a new, faster route across Utah and Nevada, they opted to take the Hastings Cutoff proposed by Lansford Hastings, who had never taken the journey with wagons. The Cutoff required the wagons to traverse Utah's Wasatch Mountains and the Great Salt Lake Desert, and slowed the party considerably, leading to the loss of wagons, horses, and cattle. It also forced them to engage in heavy labor by clearing the path ahead of them, and created deep divisions between members of the party. They had planned to be in the Sacramento Valley by September, but found themselves trapped in the Sierra Nevada mountains by early November. Most of the party took shelter by Truckee Lake, in hastily constructed brush sheds and tents several miles away. Food stores quickly ran out, and a group of fifteen people attempted to reach California on snowshoes in December, but became disoriented in the mountains before succumbing to starvation and cold. The members of the Donner party who survived only did so by eating the remains of the deceased. Meanwhile, the Mexican–American War delayed rescue attempts from California, although family members and authorities in California tried to reach the stranded pioneers but were turned back by harsh weather.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of donner party in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of donner party in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

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