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Mountain Man......Stephen Meek, was born on the 4th of July, 1805 in Virginia. At the age of 20 he entered the services of the Rocky Mountain Fur Company in St. Louis, Missouri. He left his moccasin tracks all over the West, from Yellowstone to the Arkansas. A free trapper he hired out with the Hudson’s Bay Company in 1835 and passed through the Umpqua region for the first time in 1836.

Trappers’ Tree

Pre-Achaemenid Silver & Gold Vessel in the form of a Hero & a Winged Bull found in Eastern Anatolia, Mesopotamia, and W Iran in the beginning of the 1st millennium BC

Great painting

Mountain Man Clothing | Mountain Man by Lad Odell

fur traders and mountain men | Fur Trade Era Paintings by John Phelps 53

fur traders and mountain men | Fur Trade Era Paintings by John Phelps 4

Coureur de bois, french woods runners. Fur traders.

"Why isn't this in our history books?" Unfortunately, we all know, right?

Jim Baker 1818-1898. Trapper, scout & guide, was one of the west's most colorful figures. At 21 he headed for the annual rendezvous in the Rockies. In 1841 he was in a desperate fight on the Snake River when 35 trappers beat off a large band of Sioux. The decline of the fur trade in the 1840s drove many trappers to quit, but Baker stayed on. Little is known of his movements after 1844. He was chief scout at Ft. Laramie in 1855. In 1873 he was in Colo where he built a cabin with a guard tower...


paintings by John Phelps | Checking the Traps" -Fur Trade Era Paintings by John Phelps

fur trappers camping

Principalities of Kievan Rus (1054-1132)

T.J. Black-Mountain Man

Despite the original pinner these are colonials. Most likely depicting the scots Irish of the middle Appalachians.

Mountain Men Fur Trade Era Supplies American Trappers Facts Maps Pictures

APUSHistoryCase - The Battles and Events of the American Revolution

A portrait of William Lee "Bill" Golden, who is one of the world-renowned Country Western singing group "The Oak Ridge Boys". William Lee is an avid history buff, especially the American Mountain Man and fur trade rendezvous era and he and the artist, David Wright, have camped together at primitive Tipi rendezvous. http://www.davidwrightart.com/view.php%3FimageID%3D154

"Mountain Man with Fur Hat" by Charles Schridde Studios