After Lewis and Clark: Mountain Men and the Paths to the Pacific

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U of Nebraska Press, 1. jan. 2004 - 392 strani
In 1807, a year after Lewis and Clark returned from the shores of the Pacific, groups of trappers and hunters began to drift West to tap the rich stocks of beaver and to trade with the Native nations. Colorful and eccentric, bold and adventurous, mountain men such as John Colter, George Drouillard, Hugh Glass, Andrew Henry, and Kit Carson found individual freedom and financial reward in pursuit of pelts. Their knowledge of the country and its inhabitants served the first mapmakers, the army, and the streams of emigrants moving West in ever-greater numbers. The mountain men laid the foundations for their own displacement, as they led the nation on a westward course that ultimately spread the American lands from sea to sea.
 

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Continental Crossing
1
Mountain Man Prototypes
11
Doomed Trio
23
Atypical Mountain Man
39
South Pass and the Siskadee
55
Lhomme des montagnes
69
California Oregon and the Climarron
83
Gila Trails to California
103
End of an Era
173
Mapping the Way West
185
Trappers as Colonists
207
Frémonts Third Expedition
223
Kit Carson The Continent Spanned
241
Jim Bridger Filling in the Map
263
The Maps
287
Acknowledgments
293

The Great Basin and the Sierras
117
Struggle of the Fur Giants
131
Trapper as Cartographer
149
Missionaries to Oregon
157
Sources
297
Notes
315
Index
371
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Robert M. Utley, former chief historian for the National Park Service and a founder of the Western Historical Association, is the author of fifteen books on the Western frontier, including Billy the Kid: A Short and Violent Life and Custer and the Great Controversy: The Origin and Development of a Legend, both available in Bison Books editions. After Lewis and Clark was originally published as A Life Wild and Perilous.

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