Fred R. Gowans

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Fred R. Gowans (born 1936) is an emeritus professor at Brigham Young University (BYU) who specializes in the fur trade in the American West. He has written several books on subjects such as Fort Bridger and the Rocky Mountain Rendezvous. From 1973-2001 Gowans was the Native American studies coordinator at BYU.[1]

Gowans was also involved in compiling BYU's overland trails database.


  1. ^ history of BYU Native American studies program