Jim Bridger mountain boy. by Gertrude Hecker Winders

Cover of: Jim Bridger | Gertrude Hecker Winders

Published by Bobbs-Merrill in Indianapolis .

Written in English

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  • Bridger, Jim, 1804-1881 -- Juvenile literature.

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Book details

StatementIllustrated by Robert Doremus
SeriesChildhood of famous Americans series
Classifications
LC ClassificationsPZ7.W7242 Jk5
The Physical Object
Pagination200 p.
Number of Pages200
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL5855195M
LC Control Number62016601
OCLC/WorldCa1439342

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Jim Bridger was stomping around the Rocky Mountains back in the s and all of his adult life was spent West of the Mississippi. His adventures with the cold weather, fierce Indians and often inept Army officers fill the pages of this well-researched book/5. This book was first published in ()has pages, 5 Parts, 29 chapters, 1 B/W photo of JAMES (JIM) BRIDGER, and 9 good maps.

The book is dedicated to /5(). The following is an excerpt from the article “Tracking Jim Bridger” originally published in the (Volume 5) Rocky Mountain Fur Trade Journal by Jerry Enzler. Did Bridger Abandon Hugh Glass. James Clyman recorded that inafter the Arikara battle, Andrew Henry’s brigade returned to the mouth of the Yellowstone.

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Louis, Mo. The young Bridger joined his first fur-trapping expedition in (that. Two months before Lewis and Clark begin their epic western expedition, Jim Bridger is born in Richmond, years later, Bridger, heading West along the routes Lewis and Clark.

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So began the Ashley-Henry fur empire and the long, colorful career of Jim Bridger. In the years that followed, Jim Bridger became a master mountain man, an expert trapper, and a guide without equal.

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In researching The Revenant true story, we learned that Hugh Glass did catch up to John Fitzgerald and Jim Bridger, the men who abandoned him, but he forgave them instead of exacting violent revenge.

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BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) – For a 19th century mountain man, Jim Bridger has been getting a lot of attention these days. Depicted in the Oscar-nominated film “The Revenant,” directed by Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu and based on the book by Michael Punke, a teenage Bridger plays a naive trapper immersed in a world of ruthless men and mountains on the Western Frontier.

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