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John Colter, His Years in the Rockies: His Years in the Rockies

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John Colter was a crack hunter with the Lewis and Clark expedition before striking out on his own as a mountain man and fur trader. A solitary journey in the winter of 1807-8 took him into present-day Wyoming. To unbelieving trappers he later reported sights that inspired the name of Colter's Hell. It was a sulfurous place of hidden fires, smoking pits, and shooting water. And it was real. John Colter is known to history as probably the first white man to discover the region that now includes Yellowstone National Park. In a classic book, first published in 1952, Burton Harris weighs the facts and legends about a man who was dogged by misfortune and "robbed of the just rewards he had earned."

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. 

Description:

Includes bibliographical references (p. 173-175) and index.

About the Author

David Lavender is the author of Bent's Fort, One Man's West, Westward Vision: The Story of the Oregon Trail, and California: Land of New Beginnings, also available as Bison Books.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780803272644
Designed:
Lavender, David Sievert
Author:
Lavender, David Sievert
Introduction by:
Lavender, David
Introduction:
Lavender, David
Author:
Harris, Burton
Author:
Lavender, David
Publisher:
Bison Books
Location:
Lincoln :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Historical
Subject:
Biography
Subject:
Parks & Campgrounds
Subject:
United States - 19th Century/Old West
Subject:
Frontier and pioneer life
Subject:
Travel and travel guides
Subject:
Yellowstone national park
Subject:
Explorers
Subject:
United States - 19th Century
Subject:
Wyoming
Subject:
Wyoming Description and travel.
Subject:
Trappers.
Subject:
Frontier and pioneer life -- West (U.S.)
Subject:
Biography - General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series Volume:
24
Publication Date:
19930331
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Maps
Pages:
184
Dimensions:
8.5 x 5.5 in 0.7 lb

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