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1. Antoine Robidoux Antoine Robidoux 1997 Biographical chapter about Antoine Robidoux (1794-1860), a Southwestern fur trader and early settler of Saint Joseph, Missouri. He was a native of Florissant, Missouri (a suburb of Saint Louis, Missouri)...

2. Barney Ward Barney Ward 1965-1972 Chapter about Elijah Barney Ward, or Barney Ward (1813-1865), "[a] builder of Fort Hall [1834)" and "the man who directed the Death Valley '49ers on their supposed 'shortcut' to California." Native of...

3. Charles Bent Charles Bent 1997 Biographical chapter in the book about Charles Bent (1799-1847), "fur trapper and trader, Santa Fe trader, part owner of Bent's Fort on the Arkansas [River], and governor of New Mexico." He was a native...

4. Etienne Provost Etienne Provost 1997 Biographical 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...

5. Etienne Provost Etienne Provost 1965-1972 Chapter of the book about Etienne Provost (1785-1850), a French Canadian fur trader and namesake of the town of Provo, Utah. Native of Quebec trapping furs by 1815-1817 with the Chouteau family and possibly...

6. George C. Yount George C. Yount 1997 Biographical chapter about George C. Yount, or George Yount (1794-1865), a Southwestern fur trader. He was a native of North Carolina raised near Cape Girardeau, Missouri, becoming engaged in the War of...

7. Jedediah Smith Jedediah Smith May 24, 1905 Portrait and chapter of the book about Jedediah Strong Smith, or Jedediah Smith (1799-1831), a prominent fur trapper and explorer of the far west. Native of New York raised in New England and moving to...

8. John Robertson John Robertson May 22, 1905 Photo and chapter of the book about John Robertson (ca. 1805-1882), a mountain man also known as Jack Robinson, the "first permanent settler in southwestern Wyoming and a fur trader in the region for some...

9. John Weber John Weber May 25, 1905 Chapter of the book about John Weber (1779-1859), a fur trader starting out with the first William Ashley expedition in 1822. Native of Denmark emigrating to Sainte Genevieve, Missouri by 1807 and dealing...

10. Kit Carson Kit Carson 1965-1972 Portrait and chapter in the book about Kit Carson (1809-1868), an explorer and fur trapper of the Far West, perhaps the most famous of the mountain men. He was born as Christopher Houston Carson near Boonesborough,...

11. Louis Labonte Louis Labonte May 21, 1905 Photo and chapter of the book about Louis Labonte (~1785-1860), a fur trader in Saint Louis in 1808 and with "the Hunt party of the Astor enterprise (Pacific Fur Company) in 1811" near Saint Joseph on...

12. Major John Dougherty Major John Dougherty 1965-1972 Chapter about Major John Dougherty (1789-1860), "an honorary 'major' by virtue of his role as Indian agent," a native of Kentucky and resident upon retirement of Liberty, Missouri. Photo and description...

13. Mountain Man John Brown, Sr. Mountain Man John Brown, Sr. May 22, 1905 Photo and chapter of the book about mountain man John Brown, Sr. (1817-1899), born in Worcester, Massachusetts, and dying in San Bernadino, California, not to be confused with the abolitionist John Brown...

14. Robert Campbell Robert Campbell 1965-1972 Portrait and chapter of the book about Robert Campbell (1804-1879), an Irish emigrant to Saint Louis in 1824, joinging a fur trapping expedition to the Rocky Mountains in 1825 to help his lung condition....

15. Robert Newell Robert Newell May 24, 1905 Photo of and chapter of the book about Robert Newell (1807-1869), a fur trapper born in Ohio and moving to Missouri by the 1820s, traveling with William Sublette in 1829 to the Rocky Mountains and meeting...

16. Sylvestre Pratt Sylvestre Pratt June 19, 1905 Biographical chapter about Sylvestre S. Pratte, or Sylvestre Pratt (1799-1828), a short-lived mountain man. He was a native of Saint Louis, Missouri married to a niece of "the last Spanish Governor of...

17. The Bean-Sinclair Party of Rocky Mountain Trappers, 1830-32 The Bean-Sinclair Party of Rocky Mountain Trappers, 1830-32 July 1954 Historical article about trapping explorations of the early 1830s, following developments in the early 1800s by the Chouteaus and Osage Indians, among others, starting in and around Fort Smith, Arkansas....

18. The Last Years of James P. Beckwourth The Last Years of James P. Beckwourth August 1, 1928 The last years of James Beckwourth, mulatto frontiersman, are featured in this article. He was made famous while still alive by a biography and this article fills in the years after this publication. Included...

19. The Mountain Men and the Fur Trade of the Far West The Mountain Men and the Fur Trade of the Far West 1971 Chapter of the book about Andrew Drips (1790-1860), called here an Irish emigrant to Pennsylvania in infancy, serving in the War of 1812, and arriving in Saint Louis in 1817, and "engaged in the fur trade...

20. The Mountain Men and the Fur Trade of the Far West The Mountain Men and the Fur Trade of the Far West 1969 Chapter of the book about Jean Baptiste Gervais (1790-1870), an early French Canadian fur trapper in the Northwest Territory by 1811 and in Oregon Territory starting in the 1820s, probably the "younger...