The Mountain Men
The Dramatic History and Lore of the First FrontiersmenBy George Laycock
Preceded only by Lewis and Clark, beaver fur trappers roamed the river valleys and mountain ranges of the West. They traded with the Native Americans and lived on what they could catch and shoot. They were the ultimate outdoorsman - a consummate marksman, a skilled horseman and a naturalist.
This book is the story of rough, heroic men who pushed back the wilderness frontier, and became the explorers and survivalists who led America into new regions deep in the Rocky Mountains and beyond. It provides historical facts and practical instruction with profiles of individual trappers, tales of their supreme courage and endurance and also details harrowing escapes and encounters with grizzly bears and Native Americans. 6" x 9". Softcover. Black & White illustrations. 246 pages.