Osborne Russell's Journal of a Trapper: Edited from the Original… - pp. 184-196 Summary & Analysis

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pp. 184-196 Summary and Analysis

Russell is by Utah Lake, which is a salty lake that empties into the Great Salt Lake (Utah). He goes up a mountain and sleeps, to view the lake from 6,000 feet above at the sunrise. He shoots a mountain sheep and butchers it, eating some, but storing the rest, which is soon eaten by a wolverine. Russell stays at a lodge of Snake and Eutaw Indians and trades furs there. He notes that buffalo have already disappeared from the region of the Salt Lake. He then returns to Ft. Hall. Russell meets a Presbyterian Preacher and wife and child that are going back to the States.

Russell does some more hunting and gathers as many beaver skins as he can. He meets his old friend Elbridge and traps beaver by the headwaters of the Blackfoot River and on the...

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