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Master of Arts (MA)
The mountain men—fur traders of the Rocky Mountain trade between 1822-1840—are prominent in the history of the American West. Their adventures and exploits have been told and retold as their legend grew as did the myth surrounding their lives. This thesis seeks to dismantle that myth through focused study on the conditions of fur trapping work, the interactions between mountain men and Indigenous tribes of the region, and the role of lesser-known Black fur trappers.
Williams, Tameron Gentry Raines, "The Working Man's Rendezvous" (2022). All Graduate Theses and Dissertations, Spring 1920 to Summer 2023. 8585.
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