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With Fort Bridger as its central focus, this book offers an ...
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With Fort Bridger as its central focus, this book offers an illustrated account of the Rocky Mountain West. It details American Indian behavior, weapons of the frontier, Fort Bridger's role in the 1857 Mormon War, the 1867 Wind River Mountains gold rush, and the Great Diamond Hoax of 1872. Interesting and highly detailed excerpts are taken from such primary sources as a trapper's journal and an 1850 account of buffalo butchering. Appendices include a discussion of gender in the westward movement, a selected chronology of frontier history, and more.