Chapter abstracts are short descriptions of events that occur in each chapter. They highlight major plot events and detail the important relationships and characteristics of characters and objects. The Chapter Abstracts can be used to review what the students have read, or to prepare the students for what they will read. Hand the abstracts out in class as a study guide, or use them as a "key" for a class discussion. They are relatively brief, but can serve to be an excellent refresher of the text for either a student or teacher.
Part I: Trapper- Chapter 1,2 and 3 Abstract
* Jim Bridger's family moved to Missouri near St. Louis and established a farm.
* Jim's mother, father and brother died when he was 14 years old.
* Jim got jobs ferrying people and goods on a Mississippi flat boat and apprenticed with a St. Louis blacksmith.
* Jim saw and heard of the fur-trappers...
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