A Rendezvous Reader: Tall, Tangled, and True Tales of the by James H. Maguire, Peter Wild, Donald A. Barclay

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Some are hacks who never unsheathed a Green River knife, heated scribblers trying to transport themselves and their readers from crowded eastern cities into a world of happy mountain illusions. Others are more analytical sorts, Page 2 cooler heads who told (mostly) the trutha truth, we might add, often so fascinating it easily stands on its own. In bringing together these writers, we have created a book that is neither a history nor a treatise on the fur trade. Rather, it is a celebration of facts and fantasies so tightly interwoven that even the most dedicated scholars of the mountain man can't always distinguish the two.

Two Good Horses for One Bad Wife from Washington Irving,The Adventures of Captain Bonneville 123 66. A Trapper Tries to Mollify His Wife from Nathaniel J. Wyeth,Correspondence and Journals of Captain Nathaniel J. Wyeth, 1831-1836 126 67. Catherine McDonald's Narrative from Winona Adams, "An Indian Girl's Story" 128 Section V Famous Trappers 68. Jedediah Smith Faces Death from Thirst from Jedediah Smith,The Travels of Jedediah Smith 133 69. Bill WilliamsThe Old Man of the Mountains from Mathew C.

Lewis Dawson in a Grizzly's Jaws from Jacob Fowler,The Journal of Jacob Fowler 35 16. The Recovery of Brain-Injured August Claymore from Howard L. Conard,"Uncle Dick" Wootton 37 17. "Old Charlefou" Tries an Epic Jump from Howard L. Conard, "Uncle Dick" Wootton 38 18. William Craig Tricks Joe Walker from Thom J. Beall, "Recollections of William Craig" 39 19. Dead Man's Hand . . and Everything Else from Frances Fuller Victor,River of the West 41 20 and 21. Indian Humor on the Frontier 42 20. White Man Who Scalps Himself from Howard L.

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