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Kit Carson : a pattern for heroes /
by Thelma S. Guild & Harvey L. Carter.
imprint
Lincoln : University of Nebraska Press, c1984.
description
xii, 367 p. : maps, ports. ; 23 cm.
ISBN
0803221185 (alk. paper) :
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imprint
Lincoln : University of Nebraska Press, c1984.
isbn
0803221185 (alk. paper) :
general note
Includes index.
catalogue key
2924067
 
Bibliography: p. 335-345.
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Summaries
Main Description
Kit Carson was shown on the cover of an old dime novel slaying six Indians with one hand while protecting a fair maiden with the other. Stories about him, mainly apocryphal, circulated well before his death in 1868 and have been handed down in a multitude of biographies. Now Harvey L. Carter joins with Thelma S. Guild to present the fullest, most authoritative biography of Kit Carson ever written. Carefully separating myth from fact, the authors draw on a wide variety of sources, published and unpublished, including private letters. Their scrupulous restoration of Kit Carson in his geographical and historical setting proves that scholarship can have entertaining results: Kit Carson: A Pattern for Heroesis a cracking good adventure story.
Main Description
Kit Carson was shown on the cover of an old dime novel slaying six Indians with one hand while protecting a fair maiden with the other. Stories about him, mainly apocryphal, circulated well before his death in 1868 and have been handed down in a multitude of biographies. Now Harvey L. Carter joins with Thelma S. Guild to present the fullest, most authoritative biography of Kit Carson ever written. Carefully separating myth from fact, the authors draw on a wide variety of sources, published and unpublished, including private letters. Their scrupulous restoration of Kit Carson in his geographical and historical setting proves that scholarship can have entertaining results:Kit Carson: A Pattern for Heroesis a cracking good adventure story.
Table of Contents
Prefacep. ix
Moving Westp. 1
Across the prairiep. 16
Too Small, Too Young, Too Greenp. 26
Trapping to Californiap. 34
Rocky Mountain Menp. 46
Kit Takes a Wifep. 59
Blackfoot Countryp. 70
Decline of the Mountain Menp. 83
Carson Meets Frémontp. 96
Lost in the Great Basinp. 108
Across the High Sierrap. 122
Waiting for Warp. 138
The Conquest of Californiap. 151
Famous Dispatch Riderp. 163
Farmer and Scoutp. 180
Agent to the Utesp. 198
Kit Fights to Save the Unionp. 218
The Navajo Campaignp. 231
The Coup at Adobe Wallsp. 250
General Carson and the Utesp. 261
Adiosp. 276
Afterwordp. 285
Notesp. 297
Bibliographyp. 335
Indexp. 347
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