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Kit Carson's Autobiography

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Publisher Comments:

"Notice is hereby given to all persons, that Christopher Carson, a boy about 16 years old, small of his age, but thick-set; light hair, ran away from the subscriber, living in Franklin, Howard County, Missouri, to whom he had been bound to learn the saddler's trade. . . . One cent reward will be given to any person who will bring back the said boy.'

This notice appeared in the Missouri Intelligencer of October 6, 1826, at about the same time that Kit Carson, in the humble role of "cavvy boy" in Bent's Santa Fé caravan, embarked upon his notable career. Thirty years later, a postgraduate of the University of the Wilderness, and for a decade past a national hero, he was persuaded to dictate to a literate friend his own story of his life to date.

The account—as modest and undemonstrative as Carson's feats were remarkable—covers his life as a trapper, Indian fighter, guide, and buffalo hunter up to the fall of 1856. Among the high spots during these years were his trapping expedition to California with Ewing Young (1829-1831), his celebrated duel with Shunar at the Green River rendezvous of 1837, the three expeditions with John C. Frémont (1842, 1843-1844, 1845), his exploits in the Mexican War (l846-1848), and his service as an Indian agent.

Synopsis:

The account-as modest and undemonstrative as Carson's feats were remarkable-covers his life as a trapper, Indian fighter, guide, and buffalo hunter up to the fall of 1856. Among the high spots during these years were his trapping expeditions to California with the Ewing Young (1829-1831).

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Authoritatively edited by Milo M. Quaife, Kit Carsons Autobiography is an essential addition to the library of every lover of Western Americana.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780803250314
Editor:
Quaife, Milo Milton
Author:
Quaife, Milo Milton
Author:
Carson, Kit
Publisher:
Bison Books
Subject:
General
Subject:
Biography
Subject:
History
Subject:
Historical - U.S.
Subject:
United states
Subject:
United States - General
Subject:
West (u.s.)
Subject:
Military
Subject:
Pioneers
Subject:
Frontier and pioneer life
Subject:
Frontier and pioneer life -- West (U.S.)
Subject:
Carson, Kit
Subject:
Biography-Military
Subject:
United States - 19th Century
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Publication Date:
19660331
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Illus.
Pages:
192
Dimensions:
8 x 5.25 in 0.55 lb

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