Railroad and Native Americans

The novel “around the world in 80 days” includes the journey on the Pacific Railroad where Phileas encounters Native American attacks and Wildlife crossing the tracks. The main character views this “wildness” as a possible challenge to overcome.

The state of the railroad when Phileas Fogg would have been in the US.

Recounting the history of this era, we found that the Union Pacific and Central Pacific railroads, leading to New York, have very little Native american populations and wildlife interference. It seems that the author may have added false information in order to spark activity in the novel.