Mountain Men and Fur Traders of the Far West

Mountain Men and Fur Traders of the Far West

by LeRoy R. Hafen (Editor), Harvey L. Carter (Introduction)
Trade Paperback, 401 pages
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Historical Setting: American West, 19th Century

The legendary mountain men—the fur traders and trappers who penetrated the Rocky Mountains and explored the Far West in the first half of the nineteenth century—formed the vanguard of the American empire and became the heroes of the American adventure. This volume brings to the general reader brief biographies of eighteen representative mountain men, selected from among the essays assembled by LeRoy R. Hafen in The Mountain Men and the Fur Trade of the Far West (ten volumes, 1965-72).

The subjects and authors are:

  • Manuel Lisa (Richard E. Oglesby)
  • Pierre Choteau Jr. (Janet Lecompte)
  • Wilson Price Hunt (William Brandon)
  • William H. Ashley (Harvey L. Carter)
  • Jedediah Smith (Harvey L. Carter)
  • John McLoughlin (Kenneth L. Holmes)
  • Peter Skene Ogden (Ted J. Warner)
  • Ceran St. Vrain (Harold H. Dunham)
  • Kit Carson (Harvey L. Carter
  • Old Bill Williams (Frederic E. Voelker)
  • William Sublette (John E. Sunder)
  • Thomas Fitzpatrick (LeRoy R. and Ann W. Hafen)
  • James Bridger (Cornelius M. Ismert)
  • Benjamin L. E. Bonneville (Edgeley W. Todd)
  • Joseph R. Walker (Ardis M. Walker)
  • Nathaniel Wyeth (William R. Sampson)
  • Andrew Drips (Harvey L. Carter)
  • Joseph L. Meek (Harvey E. Tobie)
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