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Jedediah Smith no ordinary mountain man by Barton H. Barbour

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Published by University of Oklahoma Press in Norman .
Written in English


  • Smith, Jedediah Strong, -- 1799-1831,
  • Pioneers -- West (U.S.) -- Biography,
  • Explorers -- West (U.S.) -- Biography,
  • Trappers -- West (U.S.) -- Biography,
  • Frontier and pioneer life -- West (U.S.),
  • West (U.S.) -- Discovery and exploration,
  • West (U.S.) -- History -- To 1848,
  • West (U.S.) -- Biography

Book details:

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Statementby Barton H. Barbour.
LC ClassificationsF592.S649 B37 2009
The Physical Object
Paginationp. cm.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL22514665M
ISBN 109780806140117
LC Control Number2008038490

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Morgan writes a very informative book on the fur trade in the early s. Although the title suggests this book is primarily about Jedediah Smith, it is much broader and deeper than just Smith. Early on in the book, Morgan informs us that there are periods of Jedediah Smiths fur trading life where there is scant information on Smith/5. I did not expect to learn much more about Jedediah Smith with this book. In that I was wrong because this book offers much more about his California and Oregon travels and much deeper incite into the man. If you are interested in Smith or the broader topic of the western fur trade and the mountain men, this book is a must. That is the good.   CHAPTER 1. Jedediah Smith's Background. JEDEDIAH Smith's ancestors first reached American shores in , when Samuel Smith's Puritan family departed Hadleigh, England, for the Massachusetts Bay Colony Noted among other things for an emphasis on introspective self-criticism and an abiding revulsion from all things Catholic, the New Englanders' Puritan faith underwent change as Brand: University of Oklahoma Press.   The last time I encountered Jedediah Smith between book covers was in Oregon-California Trails by Charles George though that book is chock full of wonderful stories and details, its kind of a monster of a work, a labyrinth of disorganized detail and bad writing/5.

Jedediah Smith, in full Jedediah Strong Smith, (born January 6, , Bainbridge, New York, U.S.—died , near the Cimarron River), trader and explorer who was the first American to enter California from the east and return from it using an overland route.. Smith probably made his first trip west while still in his teens. In he joined a fur-trading expedition to the Rocky.   Jedediah Strong Smith, one of America’s greatest trapper-explorers, is born in Bainbridge, New York. Smith explored a stunningly large area of the Far West during his short life. The Jedediah Smith Society is an organization dedicated to researching the history of Jedediah Smith. The Society encourage scholarly research and writing, with particular emphasis on the accomplishments of Jedediah S. Smith, by offering appropriate awards, .   Mountain man and fur trader Jedediah Smith casts a heroic shadow. He was the first Anglo-American to travel overland to California via the Southwest, and he roamed through more of the West than anyone else of his era. His adventures quickly became the stuff of legend. Using new information and sifting fact from folklore, Barton H. Barbour now offers a fresh look at this dynamic .

Jedediah Smith: Trader and Trail Breaker Maurice S. Sullivan, Rufus Rockwell Wilson No preview available - Maurice S. Sullivan, Rufus Rockwell Wilson No preview available - Jedediah Smith. 1, likes. Progressive Metal for those who prefer the path less ers: K. Jedediah Strong Smith (), son of Jedediah Smith, Sr. and Sally Strong, was born at Jericho (now Bainbridge, near Binghamton) in the Susquehanna Valley of southern New York -- the sixth of fourteen children.   In , 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 4/4(1).