Jedediah Smith and the Opening of the West

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U of Nebraska Press, 1953 - History - 458 pages
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"Mr. Morgan has tracked down every scrap of information about Smith."-New Yorker
  

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User Review  - RandyStafford - LibraryThing

My reaction to reading this book in 2004. This is regarded as the definitive biography of Smith. I was a bit disappointed on a couple of levels. Like Robert Marshall Utley's A Life Wild and Perilous ... Read full review

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User Review  - lamour - LibraryThing

Morgan has written a very detailed account of the opening of the West by the early Mountaim Men and trappers. Using what written documents he could find, he tells us about rivers and valleys ... Read full review

Contents

CHAPTER PAGE 1 Young Man of Enterprise
19
Jedediah Strong Smith Frontispiece
24
A Mandan Village on the Missouri
30
The Hunters and the Hunted
42
The Missouri Legion
59
South Pass
78
The Adventures of Hugh Glassand Others
96
South Dakota Badlands
96
1827
216
Crow Indian
224
The California Quagmire
236
The Umpqua Massacre
256
Mojave Indians
256
Good Merchantable Beaver Fun
280
The Things of Time
309
Appendix A
331

The Stakes of the Columbia
115
Camp of the Gros Ventres of the Prairies
128
Action on the Fur Frontier
133
1825
154
Partner in the Fur Trade
175
The South West Expedition
193
Appendix B
349
Acknowledgments
367
Notes
371
Index
439
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Each volume is introduced by the distinguished historian Dale L. Morgan, whose shaping and elucidation of the material have produced a factual account as dramatic as any novel or movie. Included among other Morgan titles reprinted as Bison Books is "Jedediah Smith" and the "Opening of the West.

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