Give Your Heart to the Hawks A Tribute to the Mountain Men

ISBN-10: 0765314355

ISBN-13: 9780765314352

Edition: 2005

Authors: Win Blevins

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For over thirty years, from the time of Lewis and Clark into the 1840s, the mountain men explored the Great American West. As trappers in a hostile, trackless land, their exploits opened the gates of the mountains for the wagon trains of pioneers who followed them. In "Give Your Heart to the Hawks, Win Blevins presents a poetic tribute to these dauntless "first Westerners" and their incredible adventures. Here, among many, are the stories of: * John Colter, who, in 1808, naked and without weapons or food, escaped captivity by the Blackfeet and ran and walked 250 miles to Fort Lisa at the mouth of the Yellowstone River; * Hugh Glass, who was mauled by a grizzly in 1823, left for dead by his trapper companions, and "crawled 300 miles to Fort Kiowa on the Missouri; * Kit Carson, who ran away from home at age 17, became a legendary mountain man in his 20s and served as scout and guide for John C. Fremont's westward explorations of the 1840s; * Jedediah Smith, a tall, gaunt, Bible-reading New Yorker whose trapping expeditions ranged from the Rockies to California and who was killed by Comanches on the Cimarron in 1831.
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Book details

List price: $16.99
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: Tom Doherty Associates, LLC
Publication date: 11/29/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 336
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.924
Language: English

Acknowledgments
Introduction
Preface
The First Mountain Man
The Great American Desert
Mountain Skill, Mountain Luck
The Trapper and Trapping
Falstaff's Battalion
Yarning
Quest for Buenaventura
Rendezvous
Starvin'Times
The Buffalo-Cuisine Premiere
Rescue in Californy
Mountain Craft
A Choice of Allegiance
Mountain Mating
War in the Mountains
Exploration of the West
Invasion
Trappers and Indians
Alpenglow
Chronology of the Fur Trade
Glossary
Notes
Bibliography
Index
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