Historical Accuracy of The Oregon Trail

The Oregon Trail is a popular computer game originally created to teach children the harsh reality pioneers faced when traveling the Oregon Trail. This exhibit will strive to illuminate the difference between historical accuracy and fiction created by folklore. By studying primary sources, collecting game data, and comparing historical evidence to historically-based media, interpretation of the historical accuracy of The Oregon Trail can help direct future use of the computer game as a teaching tool or entertainment purpose.


Alexandra Clemens