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Jedediah Smith and the Opening of the West

Jedediah Smith and the Opening of the West

Author: Dale L Morgan
Publisher: Lincoln : UNP - Bison Books, 2013.
Series: A Bison book, BB184
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In 1822, before Jedediah Smith entered the West, it was largely an unknown land, "a wilderness," he wrote, "of two thousand miles diameter." During his nine years as a trapper for Ashley and Henry and later for the Rocky Mountain Fur Company, "the mild and Christian young man" blazed the trail westward through South Pass; he was the first to go from the Missouri overland to California, the first to cross the length  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Morgan, Dale L.
Jedediah Smith and the Opening of the West.
Lincoln : UNP - Bison Books, ©2013
Named Person: Jedediah Strong Smith; Jedediah Strong Smith
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Dale L Morgan
ISBN: 9780803245952 0803245955
OCLC Number: 827210439
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Cover; Copyright; Title Page; Dedication; Contents; List of Illustrations; 1. Young Man of Enterprise; 2. The Hunters and the Hunted; 3. The Missouri Legion; 4. South Pass; 5. The Adventures of Hugh Glass-and Others; 6. The Stakes of the Columbia; 7. Action on the Fur Frontier; 8. Rendezvous: 1825; 9. Partner in the Fur Trade; 10. The South West Expedition; 11. Rendezvous: 1827; 12. The California Quagmire; 13. The Umpqua Massacre; 14. "Good, Merchantable Beaver Furr"; 15. The Things of Time; Appendix A; Appendix B; Acknowledgments; Notes; Index.
Series Title: A Bison book, BB184
Responsibility: Dale L. Morgan.

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In 1822, before Jedediah Smith entered the West, it was largely an unknown land, "a wilderness," he wrote, "of two thousand miles diameter." During his nine years as a trapper for Ashley and Henry and later for the Rocky Mountain Fur Company, "the mild and Christian young man" blazed the trail westward through South Pass; he was the first to go from the Missouri overland to California, the first to cross the length of Utah and the width of Nevada, first to travel by land up through California and Oregon, first to cross the Sierra Nevada. Before his death on the Santa Fe Trail at the hands.
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"A scholarly and well written volume of Jedediah Smith, which may well serve as a base for a complete history of the fur trade of the West. Few have attempted and one has achieved such a task."-A. P. Read more...

 
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