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Etienne Provost
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TitleEtienne Provost
AbstractBiographical chapter about Etienne Provost (1785-1850), an early southwestern fur trader dubbed "The Man of the Mountains" and namesake of Provo, Utah. He was a native of Quebec, Canada, becoming a "member of the Chouteau-DeMun trading venture to the Rocky Mountains, 1815-17." He returned to New Mexico as a trader after Mexican independence and starting in 1822 explored the Rocky Mountains, giving his name to a river in Utah and given credit with "the discovery of the Great Salt Lake" in 1824 (disputed also with Jim Bridger). He was later an associate of Peter Skete Ogden and many famous mountain men through the 1820s-1830s, camping at the site of Kansas City in 1829, being depicted in Alfred Jacob Miller's paintings, and assisting James Audubon's western expedition in 1843 before retiring to Saint Louis, Missouri, in the 1840s.
AuthorLeRoy R. Hafen
Date1997
SourceFur Trappers and Traders of the Far Southwest
LocationMVSC 979.02 F983
Chapter TitleEtienne Provost
Page79-94
SubjectExplorers
Local SubjectAudubon, John J.
Fur Trade
Provost, Etienne
Miller, Alfred Jacob
IllustrationsYes
Item TypeBook Section
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Item ID211740
CONTENTdm number10520
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