Life Wild and Perilous : Mountain Men and the Paths to the Pacific / Edition 1

Life Wild and Perilous : Mountain Men and the Paths to the Pacific / Edition 1

by Robert M. Utley
     
 

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ISBN-10: 080505989X

ISBN-13: 2900805059891

Pub. Date: 10/15/1998

Publisher: Holt, Henry & Company, Inc.

Early in the nineteenth century, the mountain men emerged as a small but distinctive group whose knowledge and experience of the trans-Mississippi West exted the national consciousness to continental dimensions. Though Lewis and Clark blazed a narrow corridor of geographical reality, the West remained largely terra incognita until trappers and traders—Jim

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Early in the nineteenth century, the mountain men emerged as a small but distinctive group whose knowledge and experience of the trans-Mississippi West exted the national consciousness to continental dimensions. Though Lewis and Clark blazed a narrow corridor of geographical reality, the West remained largely terra incognita until trappers and traders—Jim Bridger, Kit Carson, Tom Fitzpatrick, Jedediah Smith—opened paths through the snow-choked mountain wilderness. They opened the way west to Fremont and played a major role in the pivotal years of 1845-1848 when Texas was annexed, the Oregon question was decided, and the Mexican War ed with the Southwest and California in American hands, the Pacific Ocean becoming our western boundary.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2900805059891
Publisher:
Holt, Henry & Company, Inc.
Publication date:
10/15/1998
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
400

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