Kit Carson: A Pattern for Heroes

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U of Nebraska Press, Jan 1, 1988 - History - 383 pages
"Reads like an exciting adventure story. [Carson's] success as a trapper and army campaigner made him a national hero, famed as the best guide in the West and an expert on Indians. The authors show how Carson gradually evolved from antagonist to friend of the Indian in this entertaining book".-American West
 

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Contents

Moving West i
1
Across the Prairie 16 Contents
2
Too Small Too Young Too Green
26
Trapping to California
34
Rocky Mountain Men
46
Kit Takes a Wife
59
Blackfoot Country
70
Decline of the Mountain Men
83
Famous Dispatch Rider
163
Farmer and Scout
180
Agent to the Utes
198
Kit Fights to Save the Union
218
The Navajo Campaign
231
The Coup at Adobe Walls 250
275
Adios
276
Afterword
285

Carson Meets Fremont
96
Lost in the Great Basin
108
Across the High Sierra
122
Waiting for War
138
The Conquest of California
151
Notes
297
Bibliography
335
Index
347
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