Peter Skene Ogden was a very successful trapper and explorer without him the territory that now makes up the states of Washington, Oregon, California, Nevada, Utah Idaho and Montana would remain undiscovered. The document “PETER SKENE OGDEN 'S JOURNAL OF HIS EXPEDITION TO UTAH, 1825” gives details about one of his most famous expeditions. It is significant because it shows what Ogden and his group experienced and the hardships they had to overcome. It also lays out a map of which way Ogden traveled with his group. Ogden was a Canadian by birth, but was a descendant of early American Ancestors. Around the time of the American Revolution the Ogden family was divided. Part supporting the Americans and the other part remaining loyal to Great Britain. At the end of the war The British loyalists moved to Canada. That …show more content…
In that time, he showed that he had great leadership qualities and that he could handle stiff competition between Hudson’s Bay’s Bay Company. He almost didn’t get hired at the Hudson’s Bay’s Bay Company because of this. George Simpson intervened for him making it so that did not happen. 1824 Hudson’s Bay’s Bay Company had travelled to the Snake River Country. The experiences there where not pleasant. Many other trappers had risked their lives and had died at the hands of the perils of this expedition. The region had become so unpopular because of the heavy loss of lives that no volunteers wanted to step up to tackle this problem.
Most thought that they should just leave it alone, but Governor Simpson thought the country held great profit and could be benefited from. He was positive that the previous explorer ‘Alexander Ross’ was just an empty-headed fool. He thought back and remembered one man who had the ability to face this dangerous journey. He believed that Ogden was the man perfect for the
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Peter Skene Ogden was born in 1794. Ogden was an experienced trapper and mountain man who remained with the Hudson’s Bay Company, after its 1821 merger with the North West Fur Company. Shortly after that he was made leader of the Snake River Expeditions by John Mcloughlin. He also was instructed to continue the British policy of creating a “fur desert”. Ogden with a brigade of 131, pushed south from flathead house toward Utah in December 1824.
More than any other officer he believed strongly that innovation was key to success in the field. After being promoted to captain on the 9th of February 1837 he directly over saw the second American steam ship built the U.S.S Fulton. A side wheel steamer, the project was completed on December 13 1837 and went on to conduct missions in the Atlantic. Unfortunately this did not get that much press until on November 23 1838 a contest was created to test both the speed of the Fulton and the newly created steam ship the British H.M.S Great Western. The Fulton beat the Great Western in New York harbor.
Ogden led annanual trading expeditions to deal with native Americans, He discovered the Humboldt river, and the Carson and Owen lakes. He rescued survivors from the Whitman massacre. Peter knew many native languages, spoke French like English, was a chief trader, and had
The Donner Party The Donner Party shows the next generation of Americans that cutting corners never leads to beneficial outcomes. The Donner Party wanted a shorter route to where they were going and thought it would be a lot easier, but it turned out many of them died and even had to end up eating each other's corps because they were lost, stuck and starving. If they would've took the the long way, those things would've never happened. A group of about 90 pioneers from Springfield Illinois, led by James F. Reed and George Donner wanted to find a better place to live.
Joe Meek discovered Yellowstone Plateau. He was a mountain man. Mountain men were really into getting beaver, to make hats, as they were a popular fashion. There were four times as many french mountain men than american. There was a yearly meet up and they spent most of their money there.
Even though Christopher McCandless was only an adventurous young man trying to chase his dreams, that still does not account for all the careless mistakes he made in the process. His incompetence did not allow him to last even a mere six months in the destination in which he had desired to live in. His inability to take one’s advice left him with no clue as to what to do next. It was like he was living in the dark. Also, his unpreparedness reached its magnitude when he died of starvation in 1992.
Eventually the fighting stopped and the Mississauga people settled in the Omemee area. At this time the Mississauga’s were neutral in the French and British war before it concluded in 1763 where Canada became a British colony under the Queen. Much like their close cultural relatives the Algonquians, the Mississauga’s were a primitive culture with a low settled
In the 2013 online article, “The Chris McCandless Obsession Problem”, author Diana Saverin describes the Alaskan wilderness travel phenomenon along with attempting to uncover the ‘McCandless Pilgrims’ “root of motivation. Sparked by the release of both Jon Krakauer’s and Sean Penn’s “Into the Wild”, numerous individuals pack their backpacks and eagerly step into their (sometimes newly-bought) hiking shoes and tramp into the Alaskan Wild to pay homage to their hero Chris McCandless. Filled with personal anecdotes and interviews, Severin’s Outside article takes a new approach Into the Wild commentary by directing attention to the lives McCandless’s story affected indirectly rather than critiquing on McCandless himself. In response to what appears to be a huge amount of troubled McCandless-inspired tramping stories, Saverin provides an unbiased rationale as a attempt to explain why so many are “willing to risk injury, and even death, to..visit the last home of Alaska’s most famous adventure casualty”. Saverin begins her article with anecdote- telling the unfortunate experience of young lovers and adept adventure seekers, Ackerman and Gros.
When most people think of the beginning of North America they think of the first successful settlement, Jamestown, but this was not the actual first attempt in the New World. The settlement at Roanoke was the first attempt to colonize the New World in 1587. The colony on the island Roanoke is often referred to as the “Lost Colony” because of its unusual disappearance. The disappearance of the colony Roanoke, is one of the most significant events known to archeologist, historians, explorers and enthusiasts as America’s longest ongoing historical mystery. The colony of Roanoke Island had shaped the foundation of North America with the first American born, helped the English learn from their mistakes by successfully creating a settlement and became
The Black Hills War, also known as the Great Sioux War of 1876, was a series of battles fought from 1876 through 1877, between the forces of the United States and their allies (Shoshone, Pawnee, and Crow) and the Sioux (Lakota, Dakota, Cheyenne, and Arapaho). Taking place under two presidencies and resulting in hundreds of casualties on both sides, The Black Hills War made great impacts that would continue to affect Natives for generations. The United State’s extensive relationship with the Native Americans has its intricacies to say the least. With the arrival of English settlers at Jamestown in 1607, there were undoubtedly uncertainties amongst the Native people as to whether or not these settlers would resemble the Spanish settlers who
The journey that Walton goes on is one of pure discovery, involving adventure. He seeks glory and recognition to make a change on exploration, geography, helping the influence of his country. “I shall satiate my ardent curiosity with the sight of a part of the world never before visited, and I may tread a land never before imprinted by the foot of man. These are my enticements, and they are sufficient to conquer all fear of danger or death” (Shelley, 15).
The Alaskan Bush is one of the hardest places to survive without any assistance, supplies, skills, and little food. Jon Krakauer explains in his biography, Into The Wild, how Christopher McCandless ventured into the Alaskan Bush and ultimately perished due to lack of preparation and hubris. McCandless was an intelligent young man who made a few mistakes but overall Krakauer believed that McCandless was not an ignorant adrenalin junkie who had no respect for the land. Krakauer chose to write this biography because he too had the strong desire to discover and explore as he also ventured into the Alaskan Bush when he was a young man, but he survived unlike McCandless. Krakauer’s argument was convincing because he gives credible evidence that McCandless was not foolish like many critics say he was.
I was apart of the Corps of Discovery with Meriwether Lewis and William Clark on a 2 year and 4 month journey, on the newly purchased Louisiana Territory. It was a fact finding mission, brought upon us by president Thomas Jefferson. Jefferson wanted us to try and find a water route that goes across North America, get on good terms with Native American tribes, tell the tribes that we come in peace, that we now own the land, and lastly collect information about animals, plants, and landscapes. This adventure was a once in a lifetime opportunity and it will make our country very successful in the future.
The frontier ideology is defined as an allure of nature that is culturally spread and shaped by people’s ideals of how the wilderness should truly be. The problematic effects resulted by McCandless’ journey into the undomesticated land of Alaska are analogous to the quandaries that the frontier ideology creates for our environmental. Just as the ideology is embedded in his mind; it is also embedded in the minds of many others. However, McCandless story can actually teach us about the plights with our culture and in doing so, allows us to move forward. This has turned into a myth in which many believe that the most important parts of nature are areas that have been untouched by human hands.