The Adventures of the Mountain Men: True Tales of Hunting, Trapping, Fighting, Adventure, and Survival
Incredible stories from those who thrived in the WildWest.The “mountain men" were the hunters and trappers who fiercelystrode the Rocky Mountains in the early to mid-1800s. They bravedthe elements in search of the skins of beavers and other wildanimals, to sell or barter for goods. The lifestyle of the mountainmen could be harsh, existing as they did among animals, andspending most of their days and nights living and camping out inthe great unexplored wilds of the Rockies. Life outdoors presentedmany threats, not least among them Native Americans, who werehostile to the mountain men encroaching on the area for their ownpurposes. For a certain kind of pioneer, this risk and more wereoutweighed by the benefits of living free, without the restrictionsand boundaries of “civilized" settlements.Included in this collection are tales from great writers,including:Washington IrvingStanley VestalOsborne RussellFrancis Parkman Jr.And many more!In The Adventures of the Mountain Men, New YorkTimes bestselling author Stephen Brennan has compiled many ofthe best stories about the mountain men—the most daring exploits,the death-defying chances taken to hunt big game, the clashes withthe arrows of Native Americans, and also the moments when the menwere struck by the incomparable beauty of the unsullied, majesticRocky Mountains.