A Rendezvous Reader: Tall, Tangled, and True Tales of the Mountain Men, 1805-1850

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James H. Maguire, Peter Wild, Donald A. Barclay
University of Utah Press, 1997 - History - 348 pages
The accounts of the mountain men are spun from the experiences of a nation moving westward: a trapper returns from the dead; hunters feast on buffalo intestines served on a dirty blanket; a missionary woman is astounded by the violence and vulgarity of the trappers' rendezvous. These are just a few of the narratives, tall tales, and lies that make up A Rendezvous Reader. The writers represented in this book include dyed-in-the-wool trappers, adventuring European nobles, upward-gazing Eastern missionaries, and just plain hacks who never unsheathed a Green River knife or traveled farther west than the Ohio River. What these writers have in common is that all helped create a uniquely American icon - the mountain man.

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Contents

Introduction
1
Tall Tales Amazing Scenes and Trickery of the Fur Trade
7
Drinking from a Dead Buffalo
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Copyright

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