The Rocky Mountain Fur Trade Journal, Volume 9, is now available for pre-order. Journals will be mailed out as soon as they are available in July. Get your copy here.
The Mystery of Alfred Jacob Miller’s Portrait of Captain Joseph Reddeford Walker
Questioning the identity of the person whose portrait Miller painted, the image of Joe Walker may not be him at all.
Though the beaver was the most sought after animal during the fur trade era, many other creatures were trapped.
An in-depth look at an early St. Louis legal case, examining frontier justice using actual court documents.
Attempts to quantify beaver trapping, searching to discover how many pelts a mountaineer might reasonably expect to harvest in a twelve month period.
The search for the Piegan man who urged peaceful trade with neighboring tribes as well as with trappers.
A study of fur trade competition in the 1840s, utilizing important documents recently discovered in the Hudson’s Bay Company Archives.
The tragic tale of a young mountaineer and cotemporary of Andrew Henry, Manuel Lisa, and Wilson Price Hunt.