Peter Skene Ogden: Trapper And Mountain Man

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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. He was also with the British and also with a small group of Americans which was directed by Jedidiah Smith, in April they reached the Bear River, where two outfits parted company. After that Ogden kept continuing south along the Bear River to cub creek in percent cache valley. He also learned some things
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