Jedediah Smith and the Opening of the West by Dale L. MorganJedediah Smith and the Opening of the West by Dale L. Morgan

Jedediah Smith and the Opening of the West

byDale L. Morgan

Paperback | June 1, 1964

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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 of the Comanches, Jed Smith and his partners had drawn the map of the west on a beaver skin.
Title:Jedediah Smith and the Opening of the WestFormat:PaperbackDimensions:468 pages, 8 × 5.31 × 0.92 inPublished:June 1, 1964Publisher:UNP - Bison Books

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ISBN - 10:0803251386

ISBN - 13:9780803251380

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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 none has achieved such a task. - A.P. Nasatir, American History Review.

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“This is the book on one of the true great men of his era.”—J. H. Jackson, San Francisco Chronicle
- J. H. Jackson - San Francisco Chronicle