Peters, The life and adventures of Kit Carson, the Nestor of the Rocky Mountains…
Peters, The life and adventures of Kit Carson, the Nestor of the Rocky Mountains
Peters, De Witt Clinton. The life and adventures of Kit Carson, the Nestor of the Rocky Mountains, from facts narrated by himself. By De Witt C. Peters. With original illustrations drawn by [Arthur] Lumley, engraving by N. Orr & Co. New York, W. R. C. Clark, 1858. 15 cm x 23 cm. 456 pages. Illustrations, including frontispiece, in black and white. Original hardcover professionally repaired and restored with new endpapers but keeping the original brown endpapers as well. Very Good condition but with some signs of external wear. Some foxing. From the reference library of Hans Christian Andersen – Translator Erik Haugaard. With his Exlibris to the pastedown.
Christopher Houston Carson (December 24, 1809 – May 23, 1868), better known as Kit Carson, was an American frontiersman. He was a mountain man (fur trapper), wilderness guide, Indian agent, and U.S. Army officer. Carson became a frontier legend in his own lifetime via biographies and news articles. Exaggerated versions of his exploits were the subject of dime novels. Carson left home in rural present-day Missouri at age 16 to become a mountain man and trapper in the West. In the 1830s, he accompanied Ewing Young on an expedition to Mexican California and joined fur trapping expeditions into the Rocky Mountains. He lived among and married into the Arapaho and Cheyenne tribes. In the 1840s, he was hired as a guide by John C. Fremont. Fremont’s expedition covered much of California, Oregon, and the Great Basin area. Fremont mapped and wrote reports and commentaries on the Oregon Trail to assist and encourage westward-bound American pioneers. Carson achieved national fame through Fremont’s accounts of his expeditions.
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