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Author Marshall, David W. (Historian), author.

Title Mountain Man : John Colter, the Lewis & Clark Expedition, and the call of the American West / David Weston Marshall.

Publication Info. New York : The Countryman Press, a division of W.W. Norton & Company, 2017.


Location Pub Note Copy No. Status
 Genoa PL Stacks - GELY-11  NF 978.01 MAR    AVAILABLE
Description xii, 238 pages : illustrations, maps ; 22 cm.
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Series American grit
American grit.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references.
Contents Discovery -- Traveling light -- Going native -- A winter trek and a race for life -- A beautiful, hostile land -- Home to the Shady Bluff.
Summary In 1804, John Colter set out with Meriwether Lewis and William Clark on the first U.S. expedition to traverse the North American continent. During the twenty-eight month ordeal, Colter served as a hunter and scout, and honed his survival skills on the western frontier. But when the journey was over, Colter stayed behind, spending four more years trekking alone through dangerous and unfamiliar territory. Along the way, he charted some of the West's most treasured landmarks. Historian David W. Marshall crafts this history from Colter's primary sources, and has retraced Colter's steps. By seeing what Colter saw, hearing what he heard, and experiencing firsthand how he and his contemporaries survived in the wilderness (how they pitched a shelter, built a fire, followed a trail, and forded a stream), Marshall immerses you in Colter's frontier world.
Subject Colter, John, approximately 1775-1813.
Colter, John, approximately 1775-1813. (OCoLC)fst01813360
Lewis and Clark Expedition (1804-1806)
Lewis and Clark Expedition. (OCoLC)fst01406330
Explorers -- West (U.S.) -- Biography.
Trappers -- West (U.S.) -- Biography.
Discoveries in geography. (OCoLC)fst00894950
Explorers. (OCoLC)fst00918556
Trappers. (OCoLC)fst01155496
BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Adventurers & Explorers.
HISTORY / Native American.
HISTORY / United States / 19th Century.
HISTORY / United States / State & Local / West (AK, CA, CO, HI, ID, MT, NV, UT, WY)
West (U.S.) -- Discovery and exploration.
United States, West. (OCoLC)fst01243255
Genre/Form Biographies. (OCoLC)fst01919896
Biography. (OCoLC)fst01423686
ISBN 9781682680483

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