The case for cannibalism, or: how to survive the Donner party | Curio

The case for cannibalism, or: how to survive the Donner party

19 mins | Mar 9, 2021

A light-hearted reminder that sometimes it's okay to eat your friends. 1846, winter. 89 people become trapped in the Sierra Nevada mountains with limited supplies. By spring, only half of them will survive, in part by eating the remains of those who passed away in the difficult conditions. But could they have done anything else? Cody Cassidy provides a guide for surviving a winter with The Donner Party.

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