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Transcript of Mountain Men
Mountain Men hunted animals for fur
Crude wool hats
Shoes of buffalo or deerskin
Beavers were the most common animal the Mountain Men hunted
They had to keep moving to find more beavers
Moved West to
St. Louis, Missouri
The Mountain Men traded pelts for food, weapons, and supplies
What They Wore
Barnett Trade Gun
A wrong step could lead to instant death
The Mountain Men were Catholics
Where They Came From
Saint Louis, Missouri
were famous in town
often traveled to many different locations for game
Population of beavers declined quickly
Routes became California and Oregon trails
Attacked by thieves, Indians, wolves, and bears
Lots died of diseases
Traveled on high mountains
Amount of beavers went down over time
Took place in July
Barnett Trade Gun
Trading posts made into stations for settlers moving west
Starvation and exposure
By 1830 most of the beaver population was killed off
Could only trap in the fall and spring
During spring the coats were thick from winter
Began as a gathering to exchange pelts
Became a month long carnival in the wilderness
Festival caught the attention of others
Red, wind-burned faces
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Mountain Men: Lifestyle
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Often had bullet wounds
Had spear head wounds
All due to reckless Indians
Often lost toes, fingers, and noses from frostbite
Endured all this pain, but still did their jobs
Lived in log cabins
Lived in camp sites
ugly ass cabin
eat my ass