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A Life Wild and Perilous: Mountain Men and the Paths to the Pacific

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by Robert M. Utley
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A Life Wild and Perilous: Mountain Men and the Paths to the Pacific by Robert M. Utley

Early in the nineteenth century, the mountain men emerged as a small but distinctive group whose knowledge and experience of the trans-Mississippi West exted the national consciousness to continental dimensions. Though Lewis and Clark blazed a narrow corridor of geographical reality, the West remained largely terra incognita until trappers and traders--Jim Bridger, Kit Carson, Tom Fitzpatrick, Jedediah Smith--opened paths through the snow-choked mountain wilderness. They opened the way west to Fremont and played a major role in the pivotal years of 1845-1848 when Texas was annexed, the Oregon question was decided, and the Mexican War ed with the Southwest and California in American hands, the Pacific Ocean becoming our western boundary.

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Pages: 400
Size: 3.0 MB
Publisher: Holt Paperbacks
Date published:   2015
ISBN: 9781627798839 (DRM-EPUB)

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