Journal of a Trapper

Nine Years in the Rocky Mountains, 1834-1843
Product Number: EB00681517
Released: Jul 28, 2016
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781510720336
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing
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An essential first-hand account of the mountain man era, this detailed diary chronicles the daily life of an nineteenth century trapper in the Rocky Mountains. When Osborne Russell was hired to join business magnate Nathaniel Wyeth's second expedition to the west in 1834, the fur trapper began a journal. Over the next nine years, that diary would encompass comprehensive descriptions of the Rocky Mountain region-its climate, rivers, and lakes, as well as the animals that lived there. Russell also described the customs of the area's Native community and his daily life as a hunter. Containing an early description of the Lamar Valley, or Osborne's Secluded Valley, in Yellowstone National Park, Journal of a Trapper lets readers follow the trail of true mountain man and appreciate the beauty of a newly discovered world.

Author(s): Osborne Russell
Genre: History
Original Publish Date: Mar 06, 2013

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