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Tales of the Mountain Men: Seventeen Stories of Survival, Exploration, and Frontier Spirit

By: Underwood, Lamar

Price: $1.95

Publisher: Lyons Press: August 2004

Seller ID: 43635

ISBN: 159228423X

Condition: Used - Good


Long the dominant icon embodying the spirit of America's frontier past, the image of the cowboy no longer stands alone as the ultimate symbol of independence and self-reliance. The great canvas of the western landscape-in art, books, film-is today shared by the figures called "Mountain Men." They were the trappers of the Rocky Mountain fur trade in the years following Lewis and Clark's Expedition of 1804-1806. With their bold journeys peaking, during the period of 1830-1840, they were the first white men to enter the vast wilderness reaches of the Rockies in search of beaver "plews," as the sk... View more info