Fur Trapper Era

1806 - 1840

Rocky Mountain Rendezvous - 1825-1840.

Biography of Early Fur Traders, Trappers, & Explorers.

Timeline of Important Events.

Library of Fur Trade Historical Source Documents.

Topical Bibliography of Fur Trade Historical Source Documents.

Fur Trade Posts of the Pacific Northwest.

The Fur Trade In Utah.

Images of the Fur Trade History.

A Glossary of American Mountain Men Terms, Words & Expressions.


A Chronology of Persons and Events.

  1. John Colter - 1803-1812
  2. Manuel Lisa - 1807
  3. Dr. William H. Thomas - 1809
  4. Three Years Among the Indians and Mexicans - Thomas James - 1809.
  5. Travels in the Interior of America, in the Years 1809, 1810 and 1811 - John Bradbury.
  6. Pierre Menard - Summer, 1810.
  7. John Jacob Astor - The Man.
  8. Adventures of the First Settlers on the Oregon or Columbia River, 1810-13.
  9. Astoria by Washington Irving - 1811-1814.
  10. Wilson Price Hunt - 1811-1812.
  11. Franchere, Gabriel, Voyage to the Northwest Coast of America, 1811, 1812, 1813 & 1814.
  12. Journal of a Voyage up the Missouri River, in 1811 - Henry Marie Brackenridge.
  13. Who Discovered South Pass - Ramsey Crooks - 1812.
  14. Journal of a fur-trading expedition on the Upper Missouri, 1812-1813 - John Luttig.
  15. Journal of Alexander Ross - 1824.
  16. Peter Skene Odgen - 1824-1829.
  17. Pattie, James O. - 1824-1830 - The Personal Narrative of James O. Pattie, of Kentucky.
  18. Clyman, James. Narrative: My trip in & through the Rockey Mountains in the years 1824-25, 26, 27, 28 and a portion of 1829.
  19. Journals of John Work - 1824-1834.
  20. William Ashley - 1925.
  21. Col. Robert Campbell - 1825-1835.
  22. Jedediah Smith - 1826.
  23. The River of the West - Joe Meek - 1828.
  24. Robert Newell - 1829-1842.
  25. William Craig - 1829-1868.
  26. Warren A. Ferris - 1830-1835.
  27. The Autobiography of Stephen Hall Meek - 1830.
  28. Narrative of the Adventures of Zenas Leonard - 1831-1835.
  29. Introduction to Nathaniel Wyeth's Journals and Correspondance - 1831-1836.
  30. The Autobiography of John Ball - 1832.
  31. John B. Wyeth's Book - 1832.
  32. The Adventures of Captain Bonneville by Washington Irving - 1832.
  33. Letters of Robert Campbell - 1832-1836.
  34. Forty Years a Fur Trader - 1833-1872 - Charles Larpenteur
  35. Journal of a Trapper - 1834-1843 - Osborne Russell.
  36. Across the Rockies to the Columbia - John Kirk Townsend - 1834.
  37. Letters of Mrs. Narcissa Prentice Whitman - 1836.
  38. Works by Alfred Jacob Miller - 1837.
  39. A Journey to the Rocky Mountains in 1839 - Adolpheus Wislizenus
  40. Rocky Mountain Life - Rufus B. Sage - 1841-1843
  41. The Oregon Trail - Francis Parkman.
  42. Wild Life in the Rocky Mountains - George Frederick Ruxton -  1846-47.
  43. The Prairie Traveler - Randolph B. Marcy Captain U.S. Army - 1859.