Jedediah Smith and the mountain men of the American West

by John Logan Allen

Publisher: Chelsea House Publishers in New York

Written in English
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  • Smith, Jedediah Strong, 1799-1831 -- Juvenile literature.,
  • Explorers -- West (U.S.) -- Biography -- Juvenile literature.,
  • Fur traders -- West (U.S.) -- Biography -- Juvenile literature.,
  • Trappers -- West (U.S.) -- Biography -- Juvenile literature.,
  • Explorers.,
  • Frontier and pioneer life.,
  • West (U.S.) -- Description and travel -- Juvenile literature.,
  • West (U.S.) -- History -- To 1848 -- Juvenile literature.,
  • West (U.S.) -- Discovery and exploration.

About the Edition

Chronicles the exploits of the mountain men who opened many trails and passages through the American West in the early nineteenth century.

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. 113-114) and index.

StatementJohn Logan Allen ; introductory essay by Michael Collins.
GenreJuvenile literature., Biography
SeriesWorld explorers
Classifications
LC ClassificationsF592.S649 A38 1991
The Physical Object
Pagination119 p. :
Number of Pages119
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL1866704M
ISBN 100791013197
LC Control Number90024825
OCLC/WorldCa22861114

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Publisher's Summary Mountain man and fur trader Jedediah Smith casts a heroic shadow. He was the first Anglo-American to travel overland to California via the Southwest, and he roamed through more of the West than anyone else of his era. His adventures quickly became the stuff of legend. Mountain man and fur trader Jedediah Smith casts a heroic shadow. He was the first Anglo-American to travel overland to California via the Southwest, and he roamed through more of the West than anyone else of his era. His adventures quickly became the stuff of legend. Looking for books by John Logan Allen? See all books authored by John Logan Allen, including Student Atlas of World Geography (Student Atlas), and Jedediah Smith and the Mountain Men of the American West (World Explorers), and more on David Edward Jackson ( – Decem ) was an American pioneer, trapper, fur trader, and explorer. Born in what is now West Virginia, as a married man he moved with his family to Ste. Genevieve, Missouri, where in he became a clerk for the William Ashley and Andrew Henry fur trade partnership, based in St. Louis, Missouri joining a major expedition to the upper Missouri River.

Here Lies Hugh Glass: A Mountain Man, a Bear, and the Rise of the American Nation () ISBN ISBN ; Morgan, Dale L. () []. Jedediah Smith and the Opening of the American West. Lincoln, London: Bison Book University of Nebraska Books. ISBN "Hugh Glass", Bruce Bradley () ISBN Popular literature and movies often portray them as crusty old coots providing comic relief in cowboy stories. But in their prime, fifty years before west of the cowboys, the mountain men lived a mythic period of American history – this was the west of Hugh Glass. They usually called themselves mountaineers rather than mountain men. Included is the diary of the fur trader Alex R. McLeod, describing events during the Hudson's Bay Company expedition in to recover Jedediah Smith's property after the attack of most of his men on the Umpqua River in Oregon on J Mountain Men, Fur Trade & The American West. Mountain Men & Fur Traders of the Far West.

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Jedediah Strong Smith, like his fellow mountain men, explored many unfamiliar areas in search of beavers. His decision to cross the Rocky Mountains in led Smith to rediscover South Pass.

InSmith led men across the Mojave Desert into California, on the 4/5(2). Jedediah Smith and the Mountain Men of the American West by John Logan Allen and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at   Jedediah Strong Smith, like his fellow mountain men, explored many unfamiliar areas in search of beavers.

His decision to cross the Rocky Mountains in led Smith to rediscover South Pass. In Reviews: 1. Jedediah Smith and the mountain men of the American West by John Logan Allen,Chelsea House Publishers edition, in English.

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Although the title suggests this book is primarily about Jedediah Smith, it is much broader and deeper than just Smith. Early on in the book, Morgan informs us that there are periods of Jedediah Smith’s fur trading life where there is scant information on Smith/5. Jedediah Smith's life in the west is a truly amazing tale of adventure, endurance, violence, devotion, and courage.

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Jedediah Strong Smith () was a self-effacing, unassuming. 24 New from$ Mountain man and fur trader Jedediah Smith casts a heroic shadow. He was the first Anglo-American to travel overland to California via the Southwest, and he roamed through more of the West than anyone else of his era.

His adventures quickly became the stuff of legend/5(45). Comanche kill mountain man Jedediah Smith Jedediah Smith, one of the nation’s most important trapper-explorers, is killed by Comanche Indians on the Santa Fe Trail. Smith’s role in. Jedediah Strong Smith (January 6, – ), was an American clerk, transcontinental pioneer, frontiersman, hunter, trapper, author, cartographer, and explorer of the Rocky Mountains, the North American West, and the Southwest during the early 19th tion: clerk, frontiersman, hunter, trapper.

OBJECTIVES OF THE JEDEDIAH SMITH SOCIETY A California non-profit organization founded January,with these objectives: Preservation To acquire, preserve, and make available for scholarly research and public display the original journals, letters, records and personal belongings of Jedediah Strong Smith,early American explorer, cartographer, and mountain man.

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Jedediah Smith: No Ordinary Mountain Man by Barton H. Barbour, University of Oklahoma Press, Norman,$ Comanche Indians cut short Jedediah Smith’s life inbut the trapper and explorer had accomplished much in his 32 years. He had recognized the importance of South Pass in what would become northwest Wyoming.

Utah History Encyclopedia, Jedediah Strong Smith () was a fur trapper and explorer credited for being one of the first white men to explore much of what is now Utah. Jedediah S. Smith was a trailblazer, brigade leader, and partner in two fur-trading companies whose travels took him throughout Utah and the West.

After the rendezvous Smith Jackson & Sublette bought William Ashley’s interest in the Rocky Mountain Fur Trade.

Jedediah Smith was the first American to lead trappers over the Mohave Desert into California, across the Sierra Nevada mountains and the Great Basin back to the Rendezvous at Bear Lake, Idaho.

The sum of money Jed sent to the family at the time of this letter was $2, no small pocket- book in that day. Jedediah Smith's Incredible Career In his mere eight years in the West, Smith made history.

With Thomas Fitzpatrick, he discovered South Pass, the gateway to the continent. Unlike the mountain men of his era, Jedediah didn’t drink, swear or use tobacco and was a man of strident faith. It was said that Smith didn’t need more than his rifle and his bible.

According to Smith’s family he read Biddle’s edition of the Lewis and Clark journals and was set on living a life in the wilderness. Mountain man and fur trader Jedediah Smith casts a heroic shadow. He was the first Anglo-American to travel overland to California via the Southwest, and he roamed through more of the West than anyone else of his era.

His adventures quickly became the stuff of legend. Using new information and Brand: University of Oklahoma Press. Trappers of the Far West, Bison Books, Mountain Men Exploring Jedediah Smith and the Opening of the West. Dale L. Morgan. Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, A biography of Smith and in effect a history of the mountain men up to when Smith died.

Jed Smith, Bill Sublette, David Jackson and Tom Fitzpatrick were four of the half-dozen most skilled mountain men living. InJedediah Smith was the first to lead a party of trappers to California from Salt Lake, south to the Colorado River, and then west across the Mojave Desert and San Bernardino Mountains.

Text. Early American Methodism and the exploration of the American West share a common pioneering ancestor in Jedediah Smith. While many of the commonly held beliefs about Jedediah Smith’s religious background and affiliation would require the support of more historical documentation than is currently available, Jedediah Smith’s life and subsequently developed popular legend provide an.

Mountain man and fur trader Jedediah Smith casts a heroic shadow. He was the first Anglo-American to travel overland to California via the Southwest, and he roamed through more of the West than anyone else of his era.

His adventures quickly became the stuff of legend/5(7). Utley is one of the best currently writing about the American West. He does so in an informative style, which succeeds in avoiding the bias/political correctness and historical revisionism of our time.

This book traces the main figures who opened the West after Lewis & Clark. Bridger, Fremont, Smith, Kit Carson, --the Mountain Men of historical /5(27). Jedediah Smith and His Maps of the American West Special Publication No. 26 by Morgan, Dale L. and Wheat, Carl I. and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at Jedediah Smith Maps American West by Morgan Dale Carl Wheat - AbeBooks Skip to main content Passion for books.

Outdoing even Bridger, Smith roamed the central Rockies, traveled the Southwest through Arizona, roamed much of the Oregon Country, and led two expeditions across the Mojave Desert to California, the first American to reach the vast region traveling overland.

© Charles River Editors (P) Charles River Editors More from the same. The party included Jedediah Smith and many others who would later become famous mountain men. For the next 20 years, he repeatedly traversed the continental interior between the Canada–U.S. border and the southern boundary of present-day Colorado, and from the Missouri River westward to Idaho and Utah, either as an employee of or a partner.

A year after his first trip up the Missouri, Smith set out with a small band of mountain men to explore the Black Hills region of the Dakotas at Ashley’s behest. Despite being mauled by a grizzly. Chronicles the exploits of the mountain men who opened many trails and passages through the American West in the early nineteenth century.

Chronicles the exploits of the mountain men who opened many trails and passages through the American West in the early nineteenth century.

Toggle navigation. East Baton Rouge Parish Library. Services.Chronicles the exploits of the mountain men who opened many trails and passages through the American West in the early nineteenth century.Jedediah Smith, trader and explorer who was the first American to enter California from the east and return from it by an overland route.

In Smith journeyed to the American River near Sacramento, California, and then crossed the Sierra Nevada and the desert to return to the Great Salt Lake.