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Original History of John Colter

Burton Harris

Original History of John Colter

His Years in the Rocky Mountains

by Burton Harris

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Published by Westerner Bookstore .
Written in English


The Physical Object
FormatPaperback
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Open LibraryOL11274182M
ISBN 100891000038
ISBN 109780891000037

In , John Colter set out with Meriwether Lewis and William Clark on the first US expedition to traverse the North American continent. During the month ordeal, Colter served as a hunter and scout, and honed his survival skills on the western frontier/5(13). Find many great new & used options and get the best deals for Original History of John Colter: His Years in the Rocky Mountains by Burton Harris (, Paperback) at the best online prices at eBay! Free shipping for many products!

John Colter was an adventurer who traveled with Lewis and Clark. Colter loved to hunt and trap, but more than anything else, he loved to spin yarns. So when he told of a spot where water shot in to the air from a hole in the ground--people just laughed. A lively account of a little-known pioneer--the man who discovered Old Faithful.3/5(1). Colter's exact route will probably never be determined. Did he enter Jackson Hole and Teton Basin? It remains an intriguing story, but one that will hardly alter the course of American history. John Colter left the West for good in , moving near the present town of .

John Lewis Colter was born on month day , at birth place, to John J.D. Colter and Jane G. Colter (born Kenty). John was born on March 23 , in Colchester, Subd. C, NS, Canada. Harris's book is probably the definitive book on Colter, despite its publication date (in he added a chapter with updated information which doesn't add to or change much of the original work). It is historically detailed and soundly written and is a superb account of Colter.


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: Original History of John Colter: His Years in the Rocky Mountains (): Harris, Burton: BooksAuthor: Burton Harris. John Colter is known to history as probably the first white man to discover the region that now includes Yellowstone National Park.

In a classic book, first published inBurton Harris weighs the facts and legends about a man who was dogged by misfortune and "robbed of the just rewards he had earned."Cited by: 2.

From the first account of “Colter’s Run,” published infascination with John Colter, one of America’s most famous and yet least known frontiersmen and discoverer of Yellowstone Park, has never waned/5(5). John Colter book.

Read 17 reviews from the world's largest community for readers. Because John Colter was the first white man to see the wonders which t. John Colter, discoverer of Yellowstone park: An account of his exploration in and of his further adventures as hunter; trapper; Indian fighter; and member of the Lewis and Clark expedition by Stallo Vinton | Jan 1,   **1/2 I didn't particularly care for this book.

It is a non-fiction book about John Colter & his geographical discoveries he made as an early mountain man. I like the subject manner at hand but didn't care for how the book proceeded.

I was expecting more of a biography type book and didn't get what I was expecting/5(17). Mountain Man follows John Colter an American explorer, hero, legend, and namesake of many of Wyoming and Montana's natural wonders.

Marshall not only follows the story of Colter in his book, but also details what it takes to be a mountain Man of the early 19th century and injects accounts of other mountain men and trappers from the time period.

Up to 90% off Textbooks at Amazon Canada. Plus, free two-day shipping for six months when you sign up for Amazon Prime for : Burton Harris. John Colter was born to be a frontiersman.

A native of Stuarts Draft, Virginia, where he was born in aboutColter grew up a woodsman. In OctoberMeriwether Lewis traveled down the Ohio. John Colter (?) – An American trapper and guide, Colter was born in Augusta County, Virginia about Sometime aroundColter’s family moved to Kentucky near present-day Maysville.

InColter enlisted in the Lewis and Clark Expedition as a private with a salary of $ per month. During the expedition, Colter was considered to be one of the best hunters and scouts in the group.

John Colter book. Read 2 reviews from the world's largest community for readers. *Includes pictures *Includes contemporary accounts *Includes online reso. A member of the original Lewis and Clark Corps of Discovery commissioned by Thomas Jefferson, John Colter's multiple journeys to the northwest country of present-day Montana, Wyoming, and Idaho were first-time events in the development of the continent.

John Colter ( ) was a member of the Lewis and Clark Expedition (). Though party to one of the more famous expeditions in history, Colter is best remembered for explorations he made during the winter ofwhen he The author, Charles Griffin Coutant ( - ), was a resident of Cheyenne and served as a Wyoming state /5(1).

John Colter was a member of the Corps of Discovery that crossed the wide Missouri with Lewis and Clark in He was considered to be one of the Corps best hunters. Besides being a hunter and woodsman he also scouted finding passes through the Rocky Mountains, becoming one of the key figures in the success of the expedition.

Overview. From the first account of "Colter's Run," published infascination with John Colter, one of America's most famous and yet least known frontiersmen and discoverer of Yellowstone Park, has never waned.

Unlike other legends of the era like Daniel Boone, Davy Crockett, and Kit Carson, Colter has remained elusive because he left not a single letter, diary, or reminiscence.

Original History of John Colter by Burton Harris,available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide. John Colter is known to history as probably the first white man to discover the region that now includes Yellowstone National Park.

In a classic book, first published inBurton Harris weighs the facts and legends about a man who was dogged by misfortune and "robbed of the just rewards he had earned.". John Colter (c – May 7, or Novem ) was a member of the Lewis and Clark Expedition (−). Though party to one of the more famous expeditions in history, Colter is best remembered for explorations he made during the winter of –, when Colter became the first known person of European descent to enter the region now known as Yellowstone National Park, and.

The book, which reads like a novel with all of the facts of a history book, is proving popular among the Colter audience. Already nearly half of the scant 1, copies or so that were printed in.

In one account, Lisa dispatched John Colter to make contact with the Blackfeet Native American tribe nearby and open up a system of trade. But before he found the tribe, he fell in with a group of Crow Native Americans.

That party was then attacked by a party of Blackfeet, who were traditional enemies of the Crow. In a footnote in his book, Travels in the Interior of America, Bradbury reported the famous story of Colter’s Run.

Colter came to St. Louis in May,in a small canoe, from the headwaters of the Missouri, a distance of three thousand miles.

I saw him on his arrival, and received from him an account of his adventures.And it was real. John Colter is known to history as probably the first white man to discover the region that now includes Yellowstone National Park.

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