He was an explorer of new territory. In 1824 he became the leader of a Snake River expedition. Ogden and 131 men came to Utah in December 1824. Jedediah Smith was with him. He camped in Mountain Green after crossing the south end of the divide into Huntsville.
Rising to New Heights with Zebulon Pike It was the summer 1806 when Zebulon Pike set out with a caravan of men to explore a portion of the Louisiana Purchase. His counterparts, Lewis and Clarke were busy in another section of this land, but President Jefferson had entrusted the southwestern section of the region to Pike. The intended goal of the men who left with Pike was that the entire exploration would take them about six months. Much to their surprise, they were just wrapping things up two years later. Pike is considered to be the first "American" to visit the state of Colorado.
Jedediah S Smith was a great mountain man, fur trapper, and a great leader. He was born in June 24, 1798, Bainbridge, N.Y and died May 27, 1831, near Cimarron River. Smith made his first trip west while still in his teens. In 1822 he joined a fur-trading expedition to the rocky mountains and continued in the Rocky Mountain trade business. In 1824 Smith belonged to the party that reestablish the South Pass, a passage to the North west through Wyoming.
Peter Skene Ogden was a good man. He was born 1794 in Quebec Canada and died September 27 154 in Oregon City . Here is a list of his accomplishments. He left his home in Canada to be a fur trader as a teenager., he was a great trapper, he lead the snake river country expeditions, he traced the Utah territory, was with the Hudson bay community until death, and was the first to travel the west intermountain range from north to south, had two lovely native American wives 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.
Anh Nguyen HIST 120 online December 12, 2015 Tecumseh and the Quest for Indian Leadership by David Edmunds In this biography, David Edmunds studies the life of legendary Shawnee leader Tecumseh and his pivotal role in defending the Native American way of life. Tecumseh was born to Pucksinwah and his wife Methotaske in March, “1768”, in what is currently known as Ohio (17). Tecumseh had many siblings, Chiksika and Tecumapease were his oldest brother and sister (17). Then came Sauwaseekau who was brother to Tecumseh and another sister named Menewaulakoosee, after her Tecumseh was born, after that two more sons were born and after that a set of triplets that included Tenskwatawa, the Shawnee Prophet. Sadly the triplets were born following the
Beau Kendrick Jim Felix Bridger Obituary Jim was born in 1804 in Richmond, Virgina. He is 6 feet tall and gray eyes and brown hair. His nickname was Old Gabe. Jim was the first white to see the Great Salt Lake he followed Lewis and Clark path and became the greatest mountain men of the world. Jim discovered Fort Bridger in 1843.
Jim Bridger Essay Jim Bridger was born in March 17,1804 in Richmond,Virginia, Lewis and Clark started their epic western expedition two months before Jim Bridger was born. Bridger headed west along with the routes that Lewis and Clark pioneered. Then twenty years past and Jim Bridger became one of the most important Mountain men of the 19th century. Overall Bridger became famous in history for being a memorable and brave mountain men. In 1818 Bridger moved with his family to St. Louis and the son of a surveyor and an innkeeper, moved with Bridger.
Why did the Donner Party get stuck in the Sierra Nevada Mountains? In April of 1846 90 emigrants led by Jacob and George Donner left Springfield Illinois in hopes of using a quicker, shorter route to Oregon. The party took the regular trail up to Ft. Bridger, Wyoming. There they were supposed to meet a trail guide, Lansford Hastings, to take them but he was gone, leading another party along the mountains. There was a note for the Donner’s to follow a trail to Weber Canyon, Hasting claimed it was an easier route to Oregon.
Once there, Lewis and Clark built a fort, Ft. Clatsop, in modern-day Oregon. They stayed there for the winter, and they didn’t set out on the journey home until March 23, 1806. The journey back was a little different than the first bit of their trek. Lewis and Clark split up to cover and explore more of the territory. They met back up at the Missouri River.
They sent Jefferson other specimens, including a live prairie dog. Zebulon Pike explored the southern parts of the area, great plains, the rocky mountain, red river, and the Platte river. During their journey, they returned 50 freed prisoners to Osage. They built a fort in the Rio Grande a lace in Spanish territory. They were arrested and returned on April 27, 1813.
Though his time spent there was never documented, it is believed that Smith got a fairly good education and got a job as a clerk. That is until 1821, when Smith heard about a fur trapping expedition with General William Ashley. He then quit his job and went to St. Louis to join Ashley and his team of trappers. Their first trip was to Montana, where they built Ft. Henry. That marked the beginning
Alexander Forrest was a explorer, politician and investor, was born on 22 September 1849 at Picton, near Bunbury, Western Australia. His older brother was John Forrest. After education at Bishop Mathew Hale 's School in 1863 through 1865, he worked at his father 's mill until in 1868 he advertised himself as a surveyor. By 1870 he was experienced enough to serve as second-in-command of John 's first transcontinental expedition, along the edge of the Great Australian Bright. On January 1, 1871 he was appointed to the Survey Department as surveyor-in-charge of the Albany district but he became an independent licensed surveyor working by contract for the department.
Born in Coventry, England he entered naval apprenticeship as he became an adult and set out to do his own exploration for Her Majesty. For three years starting in 1877 he explored New Britain the largest island of Papua and New Guinea and, at the time, largely untouched by white men. In 1883 he recorded the local culture and geography in Wanderings in a Wild Country; Or, Three Years Amongst the Cannibals of New Britain. In this
He first served in the militia and then entered the U.S. Army. Later on, he became friends with Meriwether Lewis while they both served in 1795. They year after that he was resigned from the army to become manager of his family’s estate. In 1803, Clark had received a letter from Lewis, inviting him to share command on an expedition to the west of the Mississippi River. The journey set off
Lewis also bought samples of animals and plants he came across with. Lewis and Clark along with the rest of the group started their expedition journey at St. Louis, Missouri in May 1804. Lewis and his group found many Native people while they continued their journey westward. The Mandans were the one’s who provided the group with supplies for the first winter they were going through. When they continued their journey two more members joined the expedition, Sacagawea and