Introduction to Zenas Leonard's Narrative

Preface

Zenas Leonard left for the Rocky Mountains in the spring of 1831 in the employ of a fur trapping company. There, he trapped beaver and traded with the Indians for four years before returning to the United States. Soon after his return, he published a narrative, describing his experiences as a mountain man. This narrative is of considerable historical importance, as it is a first-hand account of very significant events in the fur trade, written from the point of view of an ordinary trapper who witnessed them.

Bibliographical Information

Zenas Leonard's Narrative was first published in 1839, and is in the Public Domain.

Author:   Leonard, Zenas, 1809-1857.
Title:         Narrative of the adventures of Zenas Leonard, a native
               of Clearfield county, Pa., who spent five years in
               trapping for furs, trading with the Indians, &c., &c.,
               of the Rocky mountains; written by himself.
Published:     Clearfield, Pa. D. W. Moore, 1839


Author:   Leonard, Zenas, 1809-1858.
Title:         Leonard's narrative; adventure of Zenas Leonard, fur  trader and trapper, 1831-1836; reprinted from the rare
               original of 1839; ed. by W. F. Wagner.
Published:     Cleveland, The Burrows Brothers, 1904. 


Author:   Leonard, Zenas, 1809-1858.
Title          Narrative of the adventures of Zenas Leonard / written  by himself ; edited by Milo Milton Quaife.
Published:     Chicago : The Lakeside Press ; R.R. Donelley & sons  co., 1934.
Indexed Series: Lakeside classics ; no. 32.


Author:   Leonard, Zenas, 1809-1857. 
Title:         Adventures of Zenas Leonard, fur trader. Edited by John
               C. Ewers.
Published:     Norman University of Oklahoma Press <1959>


Author:   Leonard, Zenas, 1809-1857.
Title:         Narrative of the adventures of Zenas Leonard / written
               by himself ; edited by Milo Milton Quaife. 
Published:     Lincoln : University of Nebraska Press, 1978.

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