• Mountain Man

  • John Colter, the Lewis & Clark Expedition, and the Call of the American West
  • By: David Weston Marshall
  • Narrated by: Jonathan Yen
  • Length: 6 hrs and 43 mins
  • 4.7 out of 5 stars (11 ratings)

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"If you seek vicarious adventure, these pages await the armchair explorer." (Providence Journal)

In 1804, John Colter set out with Meriwether Lewis and William Clark on the first US expedition to traverse the North American continent. During the 28-month ordeal, Colter served as a hunter and scout, and honed his survival skills on the western frontier. But when the journey was over, Colter stayed behind. He spent two more years trekking alone through dangerous and unfamiliar territory, charting some of the West's most treasured landmarks.

Historian David W. Marshall crafts this captivating history from Colter's primary sources, and has retraced Colter's steps - experiencing firsthand how he survived in the wilderness.

©2017 David Weston Marshall (P)2021 Tantor

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This books give a great semblance of what it was like to live in the USA as the country in its infancy pushed west. If you pay attention to the detail, it reminds you that the mountain man lifestyle is something we will never have again and must have been so difficult when looked at through modern lenses yet so natural for the men of that time. I.e.- a couple hours of work for resources, would last a month. And to just think, the rest of that month was left to explore and learn. If your like me, you probably think you were born in the wrong era, and wish to go back to these times to test one’s own metal. Great book.

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