Everything you need to understand or teach Jim Bridger, Mountain Man; a Biography by Stanley Vestal.
Jim Bridger's family moves west to Missouri. Jim is forced to go to work and becomes interested in exploring the frontier. Jim joins a fur trapping expedition and learns about surviving in the wilderness, trapping beaver and fighting Indians. He becomes a free trapper and is soon a partner in the Rocky Mountain Fur Company and part-owner of Ft. Laramie. By 1837, the beaver trade is dying out and Jim begins to look for a new occupation. Jim Bridger is fascinated by the wilderness and shows his love for it by remembering as much as he can about each spot he passes. Already, Jim has discovered sites such as the Great Salt Lake, the geysers and the hot springs of the Yellowstone Lake region.
Jim sets up Ft. Bridger in 1843, near his friends, the Snake Indians on a fork off the Green River and on the Oregon Trail. He...
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