With the rise of the silk trade and quick collapse of the North American beaver-
based fur trade in the later 1830s–1840s, many of the mountain men settled into
In Virgin Land, Henry Nash Smith explores the legendary image of the mountain
men that led easterns to believe that they were lone wanderers prowling the ...
This website is a virtual research center for the study of the history, traditions,
tools, and mode of living of the trappers, explorers, and traders known as the ...
American Mountain Men and Western Fur Trade: Trapping and Trading. Trading
Post. The hunting parties of the first fur trading years were called brigades.
Getting to this area brought the first mountain men and fur traders to the land in
and around Bighorn Canyon, using what became known as the Bad Pass Trail.
The impact of European explorers, fur traders, and mountain men on native
In the Mountain Man and Native American Fur Trade articles, the Plains Indians
and Indians of the Rocky Mountain area are grouped together as Plains Indians.
The Mountain Man and Trapper lead a life that was dangerous, arduous and at ...
The life demanded by the fur trade in the Rocky Mountains was brutally hard ...
Traders, Trappers, and Mountain Men .... The fur trade actually reached its peak
sometime between 1830 and 1832. At that time, pelts brought trappers an ...
Diaries, Narratives, and Letters of the Mountain Men. These documents are
accounts of the Rocky Mountain fur trade during the first half of the 19th century.