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Author Michael Wallis says there are modern lessons to learn from the Donner Party — primarily about the fatal combination of ignorance and arrogance. Above, an undated drawing of the pioneers, looking to make their way West. Bettmann Archive/Getty Images hide caption

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'What Would You Do?' Author Wants To Stop Sensationalizing The Donner Party

'What Would You Do?' Author Wants To Stop Sensationalizing The Donner Party

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Fresh Air for June 26, 2017