Journal of a Mountain Man

Journal of a Mountain Man These journals preserve in his own homey words James Clyman s experiences on the plains and in the mountains during the heyday of the American fur trade and during the peak of emigration to Oregon a

  • Title: Journal of a Mountain Man
  • Author: James Clyman
  • ISBN: 9781886609099
  • Page: 376
  • Format: Paperback
  • These journals preserve, in his own homey words, James Clyman s experiences on the plains and in the mountains during the heyday of the American fur trade and during the peak of emigration to Oregon and California The events Clyman recorded were momentous He was a member of Jedediah Smith s first brigade, which discovered South Pass and opened the Intermountain West to tThese journals preserve, in his own homey words, James Clyman s experiences on the plains and in the mountains during the heyday of the American fur trade and during the peak of emigration to Oregon and California The events Clyman recorded were momentous He was a member of Jedediah Smith s first brigade, which discovered South Pass and opened the Intermountain West to the beaver hunters Crossing the country during the great migration of 1846, he encountered the Donner party and gave them sound advice they tragically ignored Journal of a Mountain Man is especially valuable, says editor Linda Hasselstrom The journals are conspicuously sober and meticulous Clyman shows the mental bent of a surveyor he scrupulously takes measurements and notes down facts Alongside the vivid but exaggerated sketches some mountain men have left us, we are lucky to have the record of one man who was a keen, thorough, and precise observer.

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    Linda M Hasselstrom is an award winning poet and writer of the High Plains whose work is rooted in the arid landscape of southwestern South Dakota She writes, ranches, and conducts writing retreats on the South Dakota ranch homesteaded by her grandfather, a Swedish cobbler, in 1899 Her website, windbreakhouse, provides details about her published poetry and nonfiction contact her at info windbreakhouse

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    • Free from prime. For history nuts only. A few interesting passages describing the San Fran Bay area in 1840s and walking along the Oregon trail, but lots of "today it rained and we walked", "this day it was sunny and we walked"

    • I have 1992 edition

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