The Exploration of the Colorado River and Its Canyons - Chapter III, Mountains and Plateaus Summary & Analysis

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Chapter III, Mountains and Plateaus Summary and Analysis

The source of the Green River is in the Wind River Mountains. One of the peaks, known as Fremont's Peak, is where the Wind River, the Green River and the Gros Ventre River have their sources. These mountains extend into Yellowstone Park and are part of the Rocky Mountains. The Teton Range is to the north west of Fremont's Peak. Shoshonean Indian tribes inhabited the area from Fremont's Peak to the UIinta Mountains. It was the site of good hunting and fishing with a variety of fruits and other plants.

The Plateau Province is divided by the Wasatch Mountains. The western side is known as the Basin Range Province and the waters flow into salt lakes, the most important of which is the Great Salt Lake. The Uinta River is south of the...

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