Publisher: Doubleday Books for Young Readers (June 12, 2001)
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In 1804, Lewis and Clark got down to locate the fabled Northwest Passage to the Pacific, mounting the 1st excursion around the uncharted territory of President Jefferson's Louisiana buy. although they by no means came across the nonexistent Northwest Passage-or the misplaced tribes of Israel, rumored to be dwelling within the nice American Desert-they did notice that the full quarter west of the Mississippi used to be swarming with beaver. And so begun the yank fur alternate, because the first difficult trappers headed out to make their fortunes in beaver pelts.These pages are peopled via the mythical mountain males, these rough-and-ready fortune hunters, trailblazers, and storytellers who proudly claimed to have invented the yank tall story. listed below are the genuine tales in their lives, how they labored to catch beaver, the hardships they confronted within the wasteland; and right here, too, are the various gaudiest lies ever instructed a few West that would by no means back be so distant or so unique.