Explore the history of the American frontier west from the pioneers and Indians who led the way, to covered wagons, cattle and cowboys who followed later.

Recognize your ancestors. Click here! Get your own Trail Certificate!

Recognize your ancestors. Click here! Get your own Trail Certificate!

Make your charitable contribution today!

Make your charitable contribution today!

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Emigrant Names Database

Emigrant Names Database

Click here to access Paper Trail site, a guide to Overland pioneer names and documents.

Explore the routes of the pioneers on the Virtual Trail!

Explore the routes of the pioneers on the Virtual Trail!

Twin Sisters, City of Rocks National Reserve, Malta, Idaho

Twin Sisters, City of Rocks National Reserve, Malta, Idaho

Saving A Legacy/Across the Kansas Prairie

Saving A Legacy/Across the Kansas Prairie

21 minute DVD explaining trail remnants and sites in an effort to preserve an American treasure.

Learn

Learn

Our learning center is organized to make it easier to research and find materials useful for understanding the varied aspects of the westward migrations.

Connect

Connect

Find OCTA events and activities in your area, connect with expert local speakers, and read a wide-range of quality Oregon Trail publications.

Preserve

Preserve

OCTA actively works to preserve historic emigrant trails through trail mapping, trail marking, site identification, archaeology, and trails legislation.