Mountain Men

William Henry Ashley

William Henry Ashley (c. 1778 – March 26, 1838) was an American pioneering fur trader, entrepreneur, and politician.

Early life and ventures
Though a native of Virginia, Ashley had already moved to Ste. Genevieve in what was then called Louisiana,… Continue reading

Jedediah Smith

Jedediah Strong Smith (January 6, 1799 – May 27, 1831), was a hunter, trapper, fur trader, trailblazer, author, cartographer, and explorer of the Rocky Mountains, the North American West and the Southwest during the early 19th century. After 75 years… Continue reading

Jim Bridger

James Felix Bridger (March 17, 1804 – July 17, 1881), was among the foremost mountain men, trappers, scouts and guides who explored and trapped the Western United States during the decades of 1820–1850, as well as mediating between native tribes… Continue reading

Legend Of Hugh Glass

Hugh Glass (c. 1783 – 1833)was an American pirate, frontiersman, fur trapper, fur trader, hunter, and explorer. Born in Pennsylvania to Scotch-Irish parents, Glass became anexplorer of the watershed… Continue reading