Jim Bridger, Mountain Man; a Biography Setting & Symbolism

Stanley Vestal
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Rocky Mountain Fur Company

The Rocky Mountain Fur Company is the first fur company for which Jim Bridger works. It is under Major Andrew Henry and Col. Ashley. Later, Jim and his partners buy the Rocky Mountain Fur Company which merges with the American Fur Company. After a few years, the beaver trade is winding down and soon this company is dissolved.

American Fur Company

The American Fur Company is the leading rival of the Rocky Mountain Fur Company. Later, as the beaver trade declines, the American Fur Company merges with the Rocky Mountain Fur Company of Jim Bridger and Tom Fitzpatrick.

Hudson Bay Company

The Hudson Bay Company is the British Company in the beaver trade. It operates in the Oregon Territory and in Canada. The Hudson Bay Company buys beaver pelts from Indian trappers. Jim Bridger and others claim that the Hudson Bay Company incites Indians...

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