NEW in None as Issued jacket. BRAND NEW COPY. First published 1953; this is a 1964 paperback reprint. Journal. Chronicles of the exploration of the American West of hunter, fur trader and explorer Jedediah Strong Smith (1799-c. 1831), recording 1826 and 1827 expeditions to California. Foreunner of Frémont. Hopes for recovery of the lost portions of the Smith journal of 1826 and letters of 1826-1827 remain. In the meantime this volume serves as a solid base in the history of fur trade and the opening of the West. Primary source material.
Truly one of the best books I have read on the life of Jedediah Smith. Also, the life and times of the fur trapping business in America and how it opened up the West for those to come later. These gentlemen were the true "trailblazers" of the American West.
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