Journal of a Trapper Author:Osborne Russell On the back cover it says: — "Reader, if you are in search of the travels of a Classical and Scientific tourist, pleaes to lay this volume down, and pass on, for this simply informs you what a trapper has seen and experienced. But if you wish to peruse what a hunter's rambles among the wild regions of the Rocky Mountain, please to read this and ... more »forgive the authors foibles and imperfections, considering as you pass along that he has been chiefly educated in nature's school under that rigid tutor experince."
Actually, this is one of the best of the personal journals of a fur trapper who was in the Rockies in 1834 - 1843 at the height of the fur trade. An excellent book by an educated man. In 1834 he want west with Nathaniel Wyeth's expedition and laster joined Jim Bridger. A great read.« less