Jedediah Smith and the Opening of the West Jedediah Smith and the Opening of the West

Jedediah Smith and the Opening of the West

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Publisher Description

In 1822, before Jedediah Smith entered the West, it was largely an unknown land, “a wilderness,” he wrote, “of two thousand miles diameter.” During his nine years as a trapper for Ashley and Henry and later for the Rocky Mountain Fur Company, “the mild and Christian young man” blazed the trail westward through South Pass; he was the first to go from the Missouri overland to California, the first to cross the length of Utah and the width of Nevada, first to travel by land up through California and Oregon, first to cross the Sierra Nevada. Before his death on the Santa Fe Trail at the hands of the Comanches, Jed Smith and his partners had drawn the map of the west on a beaver skin.

GENRE
History
RELEASED
1964
June 1
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
468
Pages
PUBLISHER
Bison Books
SELLER
The Board of Regents of the University of Nebraska
SIZE
4.6
MB

Customer Reviews

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Jedediah Smith and the Opening of the West Dale L. Morgan

This is a very good historical book about Jedediah Smith, the fur trade, and other characters of the time.
It is good to see it is available in iBooks. I hope to see other older books of this quality put in the digital format. Some of the benefits are the ability to search, use larger type, and look up additional information on the internet; maps, photos, and updated material.

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