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By Robert B. Betts

ISBN-10: 0585024227

ISBN-13: 9780585024226

ISBN-10: 0870811177

ISBN-13: 9780870811173

The great valley of Jackson gap on the base of the hovering Teton diversity has lengthy been a degree on which a notable sequence of occasions has been acted out via an both extraordinary forged of characters. this is often that tale, advised with a verve and pleasure which brings the earlier alive. In those pages, the reader will witness the dramatic construction of the Tetons; the arriving of the 1st people, bands of fur-clad Early Hunters who ventured into the valley a few 10,000 years in the past; the arrival and going of the later Indian tribes; and the approximately fantastic trip of John Colter, who again in 1807 is expounded to were the 1st white guy to have discovered his means throughout the desolate tract and into Jackson gap.

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Many years of convulsive jerks and wrenches, accompanied by earthquakes, must elapse before the Tetons will be uplifted to their eventual height. Nevertheless, the major breakthrough has occurred and there the newly-born mountains stand, although not in their familiar saw-toothed form, but rather as a blunt, massive block towering above what has become a valley. Immediately, erosion goes to work to strip the block of surface stones and sediment, and to begin the shaping of the peaks and pinnacles.

In the Beginning 3 3. The Firstcomers 21 4. Enter John Colter 31 5. The Colter Case, A Mountain Mystery 37 6. Trapper Trails in Jackson Hole: 1807-1822 51 7. Trapper Trails inJackson Hole: 1822-1840 61 8. Mountain Mavericks 77 9. Interlude 87 10. Runaway Boy with the Indians 95 11. A Man Called Beaver Dick 107 12. Storm Over the Grand Teton 119 13. The Shipwrecked Cavalrymen 127 14. The Bottle Trail 139 15. "Pioneers! " 147 16. "Mountin Law" 163 17. The Elk Herd 179 18. The Angry Years 193 19. Latter-Day Mavericks 213 20.

The Bottle Trail 139 15. "Pioneers! " 147 16. "Mountin Law" 163 17. The Elk Herd 179 18. The Angry Years 193 19. Latter-Day Mavericks 213 20. The Present, A Postscript 225 Notes 233 Bibliography 239 Index 245 Page ix List of Illustrations Color plates follow page 6 Sunset from the Snake River overlook Winter morning along the Snake River A bull elk Trumpeter swan and cygnet Indian paintbrush Map of Jackson Hole 5 Triceratops 16 Eocene horse skeleton 17 Cody knife 22 Prehistoric bison hunt 24 "Indian Camp on Jackson Lake," by Herbert Collins 27 Sheepeater Indian family 29 Manuel Lisa 33 Keelboat on the Missouri 35 Section from William Clark's map of 1814 39 "John Colter Visits the Crows," by John Clymer 43 The Colter Stone 46 "Setting Traps for Beaver," by Alfred Jacob Miller 50 Scenes from a trapper's life 53 "The Trapper," by Charles Deas 54 The Henry Stone 56 John Jacob Astor 58 "Four of a Kind," by Edgar S.

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