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Kit Carson's Autobiography

Kit Carson's Autobiography

SKU: 1329

It is rare that this question can be answered by the subject themselves, but Kit Carson’s Autobiography allows the reader a brilliant view into the story of this remarkable man through his own words.
The autobiography was found by mere chance in the early twentieth century by Mrs. Pierce Butler and Milo Milton Quaife as they were searching through the Ayer Collection of Americana at the Newberry Library, and now with the assistance of Dr. Quaife’s editing can be enjoyed by all.
The book uncovers all the details of Carson’s life on the plains and in the mountains of the Far West in modest, but truthful style. Beginning with his childhood and escape from dull life in Missouri at the age of sixteen, Carson’s autobiography exposes how he spent the next thirty years of his life as a frontiersman in the wild lands of the west.
The book reveals Carson’s view of life as a trapper, Indian fighter, guide and buffalo hunter, and gives details on his experiences in some of the famous expeditions with Ewing Young and John C. Frémont.


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