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Christopher "Kit" Carson; The Pioneer of the West

Written by John C. S. Abbott (1879). Reprinted 2005.

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The book is 166 pages, soft cover with a plastic comb binding, and available for $24.98 plus $3.99 shipping & handling charge (Add $1.00 S&H for each additional volume ordered).

Chapter contents:

Early Training -- Birth of Christopher Carson.--Perils of the Wilderness.--Necessary Cautions.--Romance of the Forest.--
The Far West.--The Encampment.--The Cabin and the Fort.--Kit an Apprentice.--The Alarm.--Destruction of a Trading
Band.--The Battle and the Flight.--Sufferings of the Fugitives.--Dreadful Fate of Mr. Schenck.--Features of the Western Wilderness.--The March.

Life in the Wilderness.-- A Surgical Operation.--A Winter with Kin Cade.--Study of the Languages and Geography.--
 Return towards Missouri.--Engagement with a new Company and Strange Adventures.--The Rattlesnake.--
Anecdote of Kit Carson.--The Sahara.--New Engagements.--Trip to El Paso.--Trapping and Hunting.--Prairie Scenery.--
The Trapper's Outfit.--Night Encampment.--Testimony of an Amateur Hunter.

Among the Trappers.-- The Discomfited Trappers.--The New Party Organized.--A Battle with the
Indians.--Trapping on the Colorado.--March to the Sacramento.--The Friendly Indians.--Crossing the Desert.--
Instinct of the Mule.--The Enchanting Valley of the Colorado.--The Mission of San Gabriel.--Vast Herds of Cattle.--
The Mission of San Fernando.--Adventures in the Valley of San Joaquin.--The Meeting of two Trapping Bands.--
Reasons for Kit Carson's Celebrity.--A Military Expedition.--The Indian Horse Thieves.--The Pursuit and Capture.

Conflicts with the Indians.-- The American Trapper.--The Trapper of the Hudson's Bay Company.--The Return
Trip.--Polished Life in the Wilderness.--The Spanish Gentlemen.--Council of the Trappers.--Self-possession of 
Kit Carson.--The Camp Cleared of Intruders.--Robbing the Robbers.--Sale of the Furs.--Mr. Fitzpatrick's Expedition.--
Pains and Pleasures of Rocky Mountain Life.--Pursuit of Indian Horse Thieves.--Extraordinary Battle.

Marches and Encampments.-- The Encampment Among the Rocky Mountains.--The Attempted Stampede.--
Retreat and Pursuit by the Savages.--The Alarm.--Loss of the Horses.--Their Recovery.--Enterprise of Kit Carson.--
Fight with the Indians.--The Litter for the Wounded.--Union of the two Trapping Parties.--Successful Return toTaos. --
Carson joins a Trading Party.--Chivalric Adventures.--Attacked by Bears.

The Rendezvous.-- Fair in the Wilderness.-- The Encampment.-- Dispersion of the Trappers.--Hostility of the
Blackfeet.--Camp on the Big Snake River.--The Blackfeet Marauders.--The Pursuit.--The Calumet.--The Battle.--
Kit Carson wounded.--The Rencontre with Shunan.--The Defeat and Humiliation of Shunan.--Remarkable Modesty of
Carson.--Testimony to Mr. Carson's Virtues.

War with the Blackfeet Indians.-- Fort Hall.--The Feast upon Horse-flesh.--The Hunting Expedition.--Its Rare
Attractions.--Dogged by the Blackfeet.--Safe Arrival at the Fort.--All their Animals Stolen by the Indians.--Expedition to 
the Blackfeet Country.--Winter Quarters with the Friendly Indians.--Sufferings of the Animals.--Return to the Blackfeet
Country.--Battle with the Indians.--Incidents of the Battle.

Encampments and Battles.--
The Renewal of the Battle.--Peculiarities of the Fight.--The Rout.--Encampment in the Indian
Village.--Number of Trappers among the Mountains.--The New Rendezvous.--Picturesque Scene of the Encampment.--
The Missionary and the Nobleman.--Brown's Hole.--The Navajoes.--Kit Carson Purveyor at the Fort.--Trapping at the
Black Hills.--Again upon the Yellowstone.--Pleasant Winter Quarters.--Signs of the Indians.--Severe Conflict.--
Reappearance of the Indians.--Their utter Discomfiture.

The Trapper's Elysium.-- Trapping on the Missouri.--Attacked by the Blackfeet.--The Battle.--Persevering Hostility of the
Indians.--The Trappers driven from the Country.--Repair to the North Fork.--Cheerful Encampments.--Enchanting
Scene.--Village of the Flatheads.--The Blessings of Peace.--Carson's Knowledge of Languages.--Pleasant Winter Quarters
on the Big Snake River.--Successful Trapping.--Winter at Brown's Hole.--Trip to Fort Bent.--Peculiar Characters.--
Williams and Mitchel.--Hunter at Fort Bent.--Marriage.--Visit to the States.

Fremont's Expedition.-- Carson's Visit to his Childhood's Home.--On the Steamer.--Introduction to Fremont.--
Object of Fremont's Expedition.--Joins the Expedition.--Organization of the Party.--The Encampment.--Enchanting
View.--Fording the Kansas.--The Stormy Night.--The Boys on Guard.--The Alarm.--The Returning Trappers.--
The Homeless Adventurer.--Three Indians join the Party.--First sight of the Buffaloes.--The Chase.

The Return of the Expedition.-- Beautiful Prairie Scene.--Fate of the Buffalo Calf.--Vast Buffalo Herds.--The Fourth of July
on the Plains.--Journey up the South Fork of the Platte.--Visit to Fort St. Vrain.--Remonstrance of the Chiefs.--Second
Marriage of Mr. Carson.--New Engagements.--Perilous Ride to Santa Fe.--The Successful Mission.--The Noble Mexican
Boy.--Conflict with the Savages.--Discomfiture of the
Indians.--Fremont's Second Expedition.--Carson joins the Party.--
Course of the Expedition.--Arrival at the Great Salt Lake.

Marches and Battles.-- Entering the Lake.--Dangerous Navigation.--The Return to Camp.--Feast upon Horse Flesh.--
Meeting the Indians.--Joyful Meeting.--Return to Fort Hall.--Feasting at the Fort.--The Party Diminished.--The Journey
down Snake River.--Crossing the Sierra Nevada.--Carson Rescues Fremont.--Fort Sutter.--Heroic Achievement of
Carson.--Disbanding the Party.--The third Expedition.--Crossing the Desert.--Threatened by the Mexicans.--Fight with
the Indians.--The Surprise.--Chastisement of the Indians.

The Dispatch Bearer.-- Colonel Fremont.--Hazardous Undertaking of Kit Carson.--Carson's Courage and Prudence.--
Threatened Danger.--Interview with General Kearney, and Results.--Severe Skirmish.--Wonderful Escape of Carson.--
Daring Adventure.--Fearful Suffering.--Lieutenant Beale.--Carson's Journey to Washington.--Adventures on his Return.

The Chivalry of the Wilderness.-- Injustice of the Government.--Heroic Resolve of Mr. Carson.--Indian Outrages.--
The valley of Razado.--Barbaric Murders by Apaches.--An Exciting Chase.--An Attractive Picture.--Plot of Fox
Overthrown.--Gift of Messrs. Brevoort and Weatherhead.--Adventure with the Cheyennes.

Recollections of Mountain Life.-- Character of the Native Indian.--The Caravan.--Interesting Incident.--Effects of Cholera.--
Commission of Joe Smith.--Snow on the Mountains.--Government Appointment.--Adventure with three Bears.--Journey to
Los Angeles.--Mt. St. Bernardino.--The Spring.--Character of Men.--Insubordination Quelled.--Suffering for Water and
Relief.--A Talk with Indians.

Recollections of Mountain Life.-- Position of The Spring.--The Cache.--Kit Carson's Character and Appearance.--Cool
Bravery of a Mountain Trapper.--Untamed Character of Many Hunters.--The Surveyor's Camp in an Indian
Terrors from Indians.--Joe Walker.--A Mountain Man.--Soda Lake.--Optical Illusion.--Camp on Beaver Lake.--The 
Piyute Chief.--Conversation with Him.--An Alarm.--A Battle.

Frontier Desperadoes and Savage Ferocity.-- Original Friendliness of the Indians.--The River Pirates, Culbert and
Magilbray.--Capture of Beausoliel.--His Rescue by the Negro Cacasotte.--The Cave in the Rock.--The Robber Mason.--
His Assassination.--Fate of the Assassins.--Hostility of the Apaches.--Expedition of Lieutenant Davidson.--Carson's
Testimony in his Favor.--Flight of the Apaches.

The Last Days of Kit Carson.-- The Hunting Party.--Profits of Sheep Raising.--Governmental Appointment.--Carson's Talk
with the Apaches.--His Home in Taos.--His Character.--Death of Christopher Carson. 

The Last Hours of Kit Carson.--

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