Jim Bridger, Mountain Man; a Biography Topics for Discussion

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Discuss Jim Bridger and the Indians. Does Jim Bridger develop a reasonable point of view on relations between the United States and the Indians? Is there a conflict between Jim's marital and family relations with the Indians and his relations with the Indians in general?

Discuss whether Jim Bridger fulfills his life ambitions. As a young man, Jim Bridger wants to become a great explorer and entrepreneur on the American frontier. His life has periods of success and failure. Does he succeed in fulfilling his dreams?

Discuss the role of the Mountain Man. The Mountain Man fights the Indian but in many ways becomes like them. Many mountain men marry Indian women and adopt battlefield practices such as taking scalps. Does the Mountain Man Jim Bridger act as an explorer, or someone who has abandoned civilized society? How about other mountain men?

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