Trappers and Native American History

Jim Bridger Rifle Plaque

Jim Bridger Rifle Plaque

The insignia on Jim Bridger’s rifle, which is on display at the Museum of the Mountain Man Museum in Pinedale, Wyoming.  Jim Bridger (James Felix Bridger) was among the foremost mountain men, trappers, scouts and guides who explored and trapped in the Western United States during the decades of 1820-1850. He also helped mediate between … Continue reading Jim Bridger Rifle Plaque

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Breakfast at Sunrise

Alfred Jacob Miller’s “Breakfast at Sunrise”

Artist Alfred Jacob Miller’s watercolor titled “Breakfast at Sunrise” captured this image during the annual fur trader’s rendezvous  held in the Green River Valley in Western Wyoming in 1837. “At four o’clock in the morning, it is the duty of the last men on guard to loosen the horses from their pickets, in order to range … Continue reading Alfred Jacob Miller’s “Breakfast at Sunrise”

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