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April 23, 2016 | History

The splendid wayfaring: the story of the exploits and adventures of Jedediah Smith and his comrades, the Ashley-Henry men, discoverers and explorers of the great central route from the Missouri river to the Pacific ocean, 1822-1831 6 editions

Cover of: The splendid wayfaring by John Gneisenau Neihardt
About the Book

This is the exciting story of the fur traders and trappers who explored and opened up the American West in the first decades of the nineteenth century. As told by the acclaimed poet and writer John G. Neihardt, the era of the mountain men unfolds through the legendary exploits of Jedediah Smith, who ascended the Missouri River in 1822 and was killed by Comanche Indians nine years later. As Neihardt tells so well, Smith's accomplishments were many: the first white man to cross the Sierra Nevada and Great Basin from west to east; the first to travel by land to California and travel northward to the Columbia River; and the first to see that South Pass was the key travel route to the Far West. The Splendid Wayfaring also reveals the triumphs and challenges of other fur traders, many in the employ of William H. Ashley and Andrew Henry.

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Dewey 917.8

6 editions First published in 1920

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Cover of: Splendid Wayfaring
Publish date unknown, Classic Publishers
Splendid Wayfaring
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Cover of: The splendid wayfaring
1920, The Macmillan company
The splendid wayfaring
in English
Cover of: The splendid wayfaring
1920, The Macmillan company
The splendid wayfaring
Cover of: The splendid wayfaring
1924, The Macmillan company
The splendid wayfaring
in English
Cover of: The splendid wayfaring
1927, Macmillan
The splendid wayfaring
in English
Cover of: The splendid wayfaring
1970, University of Nebraska Press
The splendid wayfaring
in English

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