List of mountain men

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This is a list of explorers, trappers, guides, and other frontiersman of the North American frontier known as "Mountain Men" from 1807–1848.

See also Mountain Men, explorers, trappers, guides

List[edit]

Years active Country of origin Comments Ref.
James "Grizzly" Adams 1812–1860 1849–1856  United States
John Albert 1806–1899 1834–1847  United States
William Henry Ashley 1778–1838 1822–1828  United States
Jim Baker 1818–1898 1839–1873  United States
James Beckwourth 1798–1866 1824–1866  United States
Charles Bent 1799–1847 1828–1846  United States
William Bent 1809–1869 1826–1869  United States
Thomas Biggs 1812–1855 1835–1855
Black Beaver 1806–1880
Jim Bridger 1804–1881 1822–1868  United States [1]
Joseph Bissonet dit Bijou 1778–1836 1812–1836  France [2]
Joseph Bissonette 1818–1894
Benjamin Bonneville 1796–1878 1832–1835  France
Kootenay Brown 1839–1916 1862–1910  Ireland
Robert Campbell 1804–1879 1825–1835  Ireland
Kit Carson 1809–1868 1825–1868  United States
Jean Baptiste Charbonneau 1805–1866 1829–1866  United States
James Clyman 1792–1880 1823–1848  United States
John Colter 1774–1813 1803–1810  United States
William Craig 1807–1869  United States
Alexander Culbertson 1809–1879 1833–1879
Andrew Drips 1789–1860
George Drouillard 1774–1810 1804–1810  United States
George W. Ebbert 1810–1890 1823–1836  United States
Warren Angus Ferris 1810–1873  United States
Jacques Raphael "Jocko" Finlay 1768–1828 1806–1828  Canada
William O. "LeGros" Fallon d. 1848 1826–1848  United States
Thomas "Broken Hand" Fitzpatrick 1799–1854
Henry Fraeb d. 1841 1829–1841
Lucien Fontenelle 1800–1840 1819–1840
John Charles Fremont 1813–1890 1838–1849  United States
Andrew Garcia  United States
Hugh Glass 1780–1833 1800–1833
Antoine Godin 1805–1836 1817–1836  Canada
Miles Goodyear 1817–1849 1836–1847  United States
Isaac Graham 1800–1863 1830–1840  United States
Caleb Greenwood 1763–1850 1810–1834  United States
William Thomas Hamilton 1822–1908 [3]
Moses "Black" Harris 1800–1849 [4]
Boone Helm 1828–1864 1850–1864  United States
Major Andrew Henry 1775–1832 1809–1824  United States
Antoine Janis 1822–1890 1836–1858
Seth Kinman 1815–1888 1849–1864  United States
James Kirker 1793–1852 1822–1849  Ireland
Zenas Leonard 1809–1857 1831–1857  United States
Antoine Leroux 1803-1861 1822-1861  United States
Liver-Eating Johnson 1824–1900  United States
Ben Lilly 1856–1936  United States
Manuel Lisa 1772–1820 1789–1820
Lancaster Lupton 1807–1885 1835–1844  United States
Mariano Medina 1812–1878 [1]
Joseph Meek 1810–1875 1828–1850  United States
Stephen Meek 1805–1889 1827–1889  United States
James "Bear" Moore 1850–1924 [5]
Robert "Doc" Newell 1807–1869 1829–1869
George Nidever 1802–1883 1830–1853  United States
Peter Skene Ogden 1794–1854 1809–1847  Canada
James Ohio Pattie 1804–1851? 1824–1830  United States [6][7]
Etienne Provost 1785-1850 1822-1830  Canada [8]
Osborne Russell 1814–1892 1834–1845  United States [9]
George Ruxton 1821–1848  United Kingdom
Rufus Sage 1817–1893 1841–1844  United States
Jedediah Smith 1799–1831 1822–1831  United States
"Blackfoot" John Smith 1810–18??
Thomas L. "Pegleg" Smith 1801–1866  United States
Nat Straw 1857–1941 [10]
Montague Stevens 1859–1953  United Kingdom [5]
Ceran St. Vrain 1802–1870  United States
Milton Sublette 1801–1837 1823–1835  United States
William Sublette 1799–1845 1823–1832  United States
Thomas Tate Tobin 1823–1904 1837–1878  United States
Elbridge Trask 1815–1863 1835–1852  United States
Louis Vasquez 1798–1868 1723–1858 [1]
Joseph R. Walker 1798–1876 1832–1863  United States
Pauline Weaver 1797–1867 1830–1867  United States
John Henry Weber 1779–1859 1822–1840  Germany
William Sherley "Old Bill" Williams 1787–1849 1812–1849  United States
Dick Wooten 1816–1893  United States
Nathaniel Jarvis Wyeth 1802–1856 1832–1837  United States
Harry Yount 1839–1924 1866–1924  United States

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Mariano Medina, Colorado Mountain Man, by Zethyl Gates (Paperback 093347251X), web:PS–1X.
  2. ^ Hafen, LeRoy R. "Joseph Bissonet dit Bijou". The Mountain Men and the Fur Trade of the Far West. Vol. 9. Glendale, California: A. H. Clark Co., 1965.
  3. ^ "William Thomas Hamilton". Encyclopædia Britannica, Inc. Retrieved 2013-03-07. 
  4. ^ "Harris, Moses [aka Black Moses / "Black Squire"] (1800?–1849)". BlackPast.org. Retrieved 2013-03-07. 
  5. ^ a b Salmon, Dutch. Mountain Men of the Gila. SouthernNewMexico.com. Retrieved 2012–09–25
  6. ^ Thwaites, Reuben G., ed. The Personal Narrative of James O. Pattie of Kentucky. Cleveland, Ohio: Arthur H. Clark Co., 1905.
  7. ^ Waldman, Carl and Alan Wexler. "Pattie, James Ohio". Encyclopedia of Exploration. Vol. 1. New York: Facts On File, Inc., 2004.
  8. ^ Nichols, Jeffery D., Fellow Trappers called Etienne Provost Man Of The Mountains. History Blazer, Aug 1995;Leroy R. Hafen, "Etienne Provost, Mountain Man and Utah Pioneer," Utah Historical Quarterly 36 (1968); Jack B. Tykal, Etienne Provost: Man of the Mountains (Liberty, Utah: Eagle's View Publishing Company, 1989)
  9. ^ Haines, Aubrey L., ed. Osborne Russell's Journal of a Trapper. Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 1965. ISBN 0803251661
  10. ^ Davis, Carolyn O'Bagy. Mogollon Mountain Man Nat Straw: Grizzly Hunter and Trapper. Tucson: Sanpete Publications, 2003.

Further reading[edit]

  • DeVoto, Bernard. Across the Wide Missouri. New York: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 1947. ISBN 0395924979

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