Reference Materials

A Life Wild and Perilous: Mountain Men and The Paths to the Pacific, by Robert M. Utley (Henry Holt and Company, 1997)

Exploration and Empire: The Explorer and the Scientist in the Winning of the American West, by William H. Goetzmann (Texas State Historical Association, 1993)

The West of the Imagination, by William H. Goetzmann and William N. Goetzmann (WWNorton and Company, 1986)

The Fur Trade of the American West, 1807-1840: A Geographical Synthesis, by David J. Wishart (University of Nebraska Press, 1979)

Amusements and Pastimes of the Fur Hunters in the Rockies, by George Eisen (article in The Journal of the American West vol. 22 (1), 1983; 37-43)