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John L. Hatcher's VisittoHell from Lewis H. Garrard,Wah-to-Yah and the Taos Trail 46 Section II Heading for the Mountains 25. Ashley'sNewspaper Ad for 100Men from William H. Ashley,The West of William H. Ashley 65 26. Mixed Motivesfor Becoming a Mountain Man from Warren Angus Ferris,Life in the Rocky Mountains 66 27 and 28. Manners Along the Trail 67 27. Fighting in Camp from Alfred Jacob Miller,The West of Alfred Jacob Miller 67 28. The Mode of Encampment from John Ball,John Ball . . Autobiography 68 29.
Two Canadians Engage in an Eating Contest from George Frederick Ruxton, Adventures in Mexico and the Rocky Mountains The following description by George Frederick Ruxton (1821-1848) seems embellished by an imagination like that of Charles Dickens, Ruxton's fellow countryman. Ruxton came to the Rocky Mountains in 1846. His insightful but fictionalized account of his experiences among the trappers made him ''not only the first, but also one of the most significant novelists of the fur trade," according to Neal Lambert, author of George Frederick Ruxton (1974).
Beckwourth 21 11. A Trick Reveals the Cowardice of Some Eastern "Indian Fighters" from Howard L. Conard,"Uncle Dick" Wootton 23 12. John Colter's Flight from Blackfoot Indians from John Bradbury,Travels in the Interior of America 24 13,14, and 15. Encounters With Grizzly Bears 28 13. The Grizzly Bear and Hugh Glass from Alfred Jacob Miller,The West of Alfred Jacob Miller 29 14. Another Account of Hugh Glass from George C. Yount,George C. Yount and His Chronicles of the West 30 15. Lewis Dawson in a Grizzly's Jaws from Jacob Fowler,The Journal of Jacob Fowler 35 16.