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Osborne Russell"s Journal of a trapper

Osborne Russell

Osborne Russell"s Journal of a trapper

by Osborne Russell

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Published by Published for the Oregon Historical Society by the Champoeg Press in Portland .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Russell, Osborne, -- 1814-1892 -- Diaries,
  • Frontier and pioneer life -- Northwestern States,
  • Fur trade -- Northwestern States,
  • Fur traders" writings, American,
  • Northwestern States -- Description and travel

  • Edition Notes

    Other titlesJournal of a trapper., Journal of a trapper.
    Statementedited from the original manuscript in the William Robertson Coe Collection of Western Americana in the Yale University Library ; with a biography of Osborne Russell and maps of his travels while a trapper in the Rocky Mountains by Aubrey L. Haines.
    GenreDiaries.
    ContributionsHaines, Aubrey L., Kennedy, Lawton, 1900- , printer., Burgess, Edwin H., donor., Kaiser, Verle, former owner., Champoeg Press,, Pacific Northwest History Collection.
    The Physical Object
    Pagination[2], xvii, [3], 179, [12] p., [11] leaves of plates :
    Number of Pages179
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL17441727M
    OCLC/WorldCa10999152

    Osborne Russell's Journal of a Trapper edited by Aubrey L Haines. Oregon Historical Society, Hardcover. Limited to copies. Glassine DJ. The Journal of a Trapper is perhaps the best account of the life of a fur trapper in the Rocky Mountains when the trade there was at its peak. In , Osborne Russell joined an expedition from Boston, which proceeded to the Rocky Mountains to capitalize on the lucrative salmon and fur trade. Beginning at the age of 20, he detailed the life of a trapper in his journal and recorded his adventures through treacherous terrain, encounters with dangerous wildlife, and confrontations with the natives of the Rockies.

    Osborne Russell's journal covering the years to is, in the words of editor Aubrey , 'perhaps the best account of the fur trapper in the Rocky Mountains when the trade there was at its peak. It is a factual, unembellished narrative written by one who was not only a trapper but also a keen observer and an able writer'/5(). Osborne Russell's Journal of a Trapper by Russell, Osborne and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at

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Osborne Russell's journal covering the years to is, in the words of editor Aubrey L. Haines, "perhaps the best account of the fur trapper in the Rocky Mountains when the trade there was at its peak.

It is a factual, unembellished narrative written by one who was not only a trapper but also a keen observer and an able writer.". This is by far one of the best books that a fur trade re-enactor can read. It is also a must read for the modern beaver trapper as well. Osborne describes the everyday events of the fur brigades in their heyday.

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