James Beckwourth: A Brief Biography

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James Beckwourth was born April 6th, 1798 and. He died October 29th, 1866. James’ birth year was never actually found his father was white while his mother was African American. He was his father’s slave, latter on in life but to be specific 1828 he was captured by a pack of crow warriors while on a trapping expedition. He soon became close to the crow people he even fathered seven children. Supposedly he rose to chief and was also a scout in their ranks. He lost his job as a fur trapper and started being a tour guide. His biography was notorious for misspelling and mispronouncing words and or names for example in his biography a ranch known as Dana’s ranch was actually named Denny’s ranch. At word of his death which many think is from poison
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