Everything you need to understand or teach Osborne Russell's Journal of a Trapper by Osborne Russell.
Osborne Russell's narrative takes place in the years 1834 to 1843, when he travels and traps beaver in the northern area of the Rocky Mountains. Much of the area, including the famous natural springs and geysers is presently in Yellowstone National Park. Russell at age 20 signs up for Wyeth's expedition to the Rocky Mountains, with the Columbia Fishing and Trading Co., leaving from Missouri. The overland party arrives for the yearly rendezvous in July of 1834. Mr. Wyeth builds Fort Hall on the Snake River to trade for beaver skins, which is where Russell begins his service. In the beginning, Russell has to learn how to trap beaver and kill the wild game of the area, from buffalo to grizzly bears. Russell meets friendly Snake Indians and soon learns much of their language. Russell hears about Indians, mostly Blackfeet that attack white trappers.
Russell becomes a free trapper who operates with...
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