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Fur Traders, Trappers, and Mountain Men of the Upper Missouri

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John Jacob Astors dream of empire took shape as the American Fur Company. At Astors retirement in 1834, this corporate monopoly reached westward from a depot on Mackinac Island to subposts beyond the confluence of the Missouri and Yellowstone Rivers.
 
Fur Traders, Trappers, and Mountain Men of the Upper Missouri focuses on eighteen men who represented the American Fur Company and its successors in the Upper Missouri trade. Their biographies have been compiled from the classic ten-volume Mountain Men and the Fur Trade of the Far West, edited by LeRoy R. Hafen.
 
These chapters bring back movers and shapers of a great venture: Ramsay Crooks, the mountain man who headed the American Fur Company after Astor; Kenneth McKenzie, “King of the Missouri;” Gabriel Franchere, survivor of the Astorian disaster; Charles Larpenteur, commander of Fort Union and fur-trade chronicler. Here, too, are the fiery William Laidlaw, ambitious James Kipp and John Cabanne Sr., diplomatic David Dawson Mitchell and Malcolm Clark, goutish James A. Hamilton (Palmer), controversial John F. A. Sanford and Francis A. Chardon, easy-going William Gordon, and ill-fated William E. Vanderburgh. Completing this memorable cast are Alexander Culbertson, skilled hunter; Auguste Pike Vasquez, mountain man; Henry A. Boller, educated clerk; and Jean Baptiste Moncravie, trader and raconteur.

Synopsis:

Fur Traders, Trappers, and Mountain Men of the Upper Missouri focuses on eighteen men who represented the American Fur Company and its successors in the Upper Missouri trade. Their biographies have been compiled from the classic ten-volume Mountain Men and the Fur Trade of the Far West, edited by LeRoy R. Hafen.

About the Author

Writing about these fur traders, trappers, and mountain men are Harvey L. Carter, Carl P. Russell, Ray H. Mattison, Janet Lecompte, John E. Wickman, Charles E. Hanson Jr., and Louis Pfaller. Scott Eckberg, historian at the Fort Union Trading Post National Historic Site, provides a historical overview in his introduction. LeRoy R. Hafen is the editor of Mountain Men and Fur Traders of the Far West: Eighteen Biographical Sketches and Trappers of the Far West: Sixteen Biographical Sketches (both Bison Books).

Product Details

ISBN:
9780803272699
Introduction:
Eckberg, Scott
Introduction:
Lecompte, Janet
Introduction by:
Eckberg, Scott
Introduction by:
LeCompte, Janet
Introduction:
Eckberg, Scott
Introduction:
LeCompte, Janet
Author:
Hafen, Leroy R.
Author:
Eckberg, Scott
Author:
Eckberg, Scott
Publisher:
University of Nebraska Press
Location:
Lincoln :
Subject:
History
Subject:
United States - General
Subject:
United States - State & Local
Subject:
Fur trade
Subject:
Missouri River Region
Subject:
Fur traders.
Subject:
Trappers.
Subject:
Missouri River Region History.
Subject:
United States - State & Local - General
Subject:
General History
Subject:
Fur traders -- Missouri River Region -- History.
Subject:
Trappers -- Missouri River Region -- History.
Subject:
Americana-General
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series Volume:
no. 7
Publication Date:
19950331
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Illus., map
Pages:
142
Dimensions:
8.12x6.16x.45 in. .43 lbs.

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