The author, Charles Griffin Coutant (1840 - 1913), was a resident of Cheyenne and served as a Wyoming state librarian and archivist.
John Colter ( 1774 – 1813) was a member of the Lewis and Clark Expedition (1804–1806). Though party to one of the more famous expeditions in history, Colter is best remembered for explorations he made during the winter of 1807–1808, when he became the first known person of European descent to enter the region now known as Yellowstone National Park, and to see the Teton Mountain Range. Colter spent months alone in the wilderness, and is widely considered to be the first mountain man.
Contents of this book:
•THE FIRST AMERICAN TO ENTER WYOMING—
•A MEMBER OF THE LEWIS AND CLARK EXPEDITION—
•REMAINS IN THE VICINITY OF THE YELLOWSTONE FROM 1806-10
•HE TRAPS ALONG THE BIG HORN, BIG WIND RIVER, AND CROSSES THE RANGE TO THE PACIFIC SLOPE IN 1807—
•RETURNS BY WAY OF THE YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK, OF WHICH HE WAS THE DISCOVERER —
•His ADVENTURE WITH THE BLACKFEET—
•A RACE FOR LIFE—
•RELATES HIS STORY TO CAPT. CLARK, BRADBURY AND OTHERS.
This book originally published in 1899 has been reformatted for the Kindle and may contain an occasional defect from the original publication or from the reformatting.