Mountain Man: A Novel of Male and Female in the Early American West

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Aeonian Press, 1967 - Fiction - 305 pages
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Parallels the lives of Sam Minard, a fur trapper in the Rocky Mountains during the 1830s, his Indian bride Lotus, and Kate Bowden, a woman unable to accept reality after witnessing the murder of her husband and children during a brutal Indian attack

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User Review  - Craig - Goodreads

This book is the one from which the movie Jeremiah Johnson (1972) starring Robert Redford is based. Best book I have read in many years. Whatever I write here feels totally inadequate to describe how ... Read full review

can't see the forest for the trees

User Review  - Borntoolate - Walmart

My wife is the one wanting this book so I got it for her and she loved it. I think she feels we were born 100 years too late! Read full review


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Vardis Fisher was the author of more than thirty-five books, including "Tale of Valor: A Novel of the Lewis & Clark Expedition", "Children of God: An American Epic", "Pemmican", & (with Opal Laurel Holmes) "Gold Rushes & Mining Camps of the Early American West".

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