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John Colter: His Years in the Rockies Paperback – March 1, 1993
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Harris's book is probably the definitive book on Colter, despite its 1952 publication date (in 1977 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's life and adventures. Highly recommended.
This book is an entertaining and fast read. Read it with a grain of salt as little is know about the Colter. Make sure to read the introduction as it corrects some important errors in Harris's book. I disagree with the reviewer who says this book is a waste of time. It isn't. This is an ambitious work about an important explorer about whom next to nothing is known. There are no historic documents to source other than the ones Harris used. By default half of what he says has to be speculation.
Really, I wish I would've paid much more attention to other people's comments before I purchased this book.
For instance, did you know that John Colter was one of the original Ashley Hundred, the men that joined with him in the fur trade after he put an advertisment into the Missouri newspapers in 1822? Jim Bridger, Mike Fink, and Hugh Glass were some other notables of that historic group, and this book talks about them.
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Don't waste your money. Contains very little information about Colter. It mostly reiterates the Lewis and Clark expeditionPublished 8 months ago by gerry623
My brother thoroughly enjoyed this book. He said he learned a lot about trapping, fur trading and Colter.Published 12 months ago by Amazon Customer
Good history of this renowned fur trapper, mountain man, but the author at times gets bogged down in repetitive details.Published 13 months ago by Amazon Customer