Trappers of the Far West: Sixteen Biographical Sketches by LeRoy R. HafenTrappers of the Far West: Sixteen Biographical Sketches by LeRoy R. Hafen

Trappers of the Far West: Sixteen Biographical Sketches

EditorLeRoy R. HafenIntroduction byHarvey L. Carter

Paperback | October 1, 1983

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In the early 1800s vast fortunes were made in the international fur trade, an enterprise founded upon the effort of a few hundred trappers scattered across the American West. From their ranks came men who still command respect for their daring, skill, and resourcefulness. This volume brings together brief biographies of seventeen leaders of the western fur trade, selected from 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: Etienne Provost (LeRoy R. Hafen); James Ohio Pattie (Ann W. Hafen); Louis Robidoux (David J. Weber); Ewing Young (Harvey L. Carter); David F. Jackson (Carl D. W Hays); Milton G. Sublette (Doyce B. Nunis, Jr.); Lucien Fontenelle (Alan C. Trottman); James Clyman (Charles L. Camp); James P. Beckwourth (Delmot R. Oswald); Edward and Francis Ermatinger (Harriet D. Munnick); John Gantt (Harvey L. Carter); William W. Bent (Samuel P. Arnold); Charles Autobees (Janet Lecompte); Warren Angus Ferris (Lyman C. Pederson, Jr.); Manuel Alvarez (Harold H. Dunham); and Robert Campbell (Harvey L. Carter).

Trappers of the Far West is the companion to Mountain Men and Fur Traders of the Far West.

Harvey L. Carter is the author of Dear Old Kit: The Historical Christopher Carson, editor of History of the Pike's Peak Region, and a specialist in the history of the exploration of the American West.
Title:Trappers of the Far West: Sixteen Biographical SketchesFormat:PaperbackDimensions:334 pages, 7.97 × 5.04 × 0.8 inPublished:October 1, 1983Publisher:UNP - Nebraska Paperback

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0803272189

ISBN - 13:9780803272187

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