- Shopping Bag ( 0 items )
This Bison Book edition includes a 1977 addendum by the author and a new introduction by David Lavender, who considers Colter's remarkable winter journey in the light of current scholarship.
"Because John Colter was the first white man to see the wonders which thousands nowadays visit each year in the Yellowstone, his story has historical importance of the first order."
"The first full-blown account by one who is thoroughly familiar with the intricate geography of the country [that Colter] explored and who is capable of distinguishing between facts and guesswork. . . . [A] solid contribution which is not likely to be superseded in our time."
|Introduction to the Bison Book Edition|
|Ch. 1||Stuffing Dudes||1|
|Ch. 2||With Lewis and Clark||11|
|Ch. 3||Winter on the Yellowstone||25|
|Ch. 4||Fort Raymond||59|
|Ch. 5||Colter's Route||73|
|Ch. 7||1810 - Three Forks||135|
|Ch. 8||Retirement in Missouri||152|
Posted May 30, 2009
This book attempts to give an historical account of John Coulter,but somewhere along the way it seems to get lost on what is fact and what is conjecture about his route across the mountains.A little more detail about his day to day life would make this a much more interesting read.Sort of reads like a term paper,i give it a "c".Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted December 27, 2010
No text was provided for this review.