Frémont's First Impressions: The Original Report of His Exploring Expeditions of 1842-1844

Fr mont s First Impressions The Original Report of His Exploring Expeditions of In John C Fr mont led a party of twenty five men on a five month journey from Saint Louis to the Wind River Range in the Rocky Mountains his goal to chart the best route to Oregon In Fr mont

  • Title: Frémont's First Impressions: The Original Report of His Exploring Expeditions of 1842-1844
  • Author: John C. Frémont Anne F. Hyde
  • ISBN: 9780803271357
  • Page: 178
  • Format: Paperback
  • In 1842 John C Fr mont led a party of twenty five men on a five month journey from Saint Louis to the Wind River Range in the Rocky Mountains his goal to chart the best route to Oregon In 1843 Fr mont was commissioned for another expedition, to explore the Great Salt Lake, Washington, eastern California, Carson Pass, and the San Joaquin Valley, places that did not yetIn 1842 John C Fr mont led a party of twenty five men on a five month journey from Saint Louis to the Wind River Range in the Rocky Mountains his goal to chart the best route to Oregon In 1843 Fr mont was commissioned for another expedition, to explore the Great Salt Lake, Washington, eastern California, Carson Pass, and the San Joaquin Valley, places that did not yet belong to the United States.His journals from these expeditions, edited in collaboration with his wife, Jessie Benton Fr mont, and published by Congress, thrilled the nation and firmly established Fr mont s persona as the Great Pathfinder Part descriptive survey, part rousing adventure story, Fr mont s account was far than a traveler s guide His tales of courage and wit, descriptions of beautiful landscapes, and observations about Native Americans strengthened Americans sense of a national identity and belief in Manifest Destiny Still a fascinating page turner today, Fr mont s report documents the opening of the West even as it offers a firsthand look at the making of the American myth.Anne F Hyde provides an introduction to this signature American story that contextualizes the report, outlines Fr mont s rise and fall, and shows how, for better or worse, this explorer exemplifies the nineteenth century American spirit.

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