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The American West, Episode 5

Label
The American West, Episode 5
Language
eng
Characteristic
videorecording
Main title
The American West
Medium
electronic resource
resource.otherEventInformation
Originally produced by The Great Courses in 2017
Runtime
30
Summary
Fur traders and mountain men played an integral part in exploring and mapping the American West. Here, Professor Allitt reveals why fur was such a precious commodity; how John Jacob Astor dominated the American fur trade; and how famous mountaineers like Jedediah Smith, Jim Bridger, and Kit Carson became legends
Technique
live action

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