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Transcript of Kit Carson
Impact On Others
Kit Carson was a mountain man and a trapper. He helped the pioneers find their way out of almost any situation. Kit Carson helped the pioneers adopt the Indian ways of life, and taught the pioneers how to trap.
Interesting Facts/ Stories
Kit Carson never learned to read his entire life
Kit Carsons' real name is Christopher Houston Carson
Kit Carsons' small body never exceeded over 5 and a half feet tall!
His first two wives were Cheyenne and Arapahoe women
Kit Carson was born on December 24, 1809 in Madison County, Kentucky. When he was an infant his family moved to Howard County. His father died when Kit was nine years old, and from then on was needed to work to support his family. When he was fourteen years old he moved away from home and became and apprentice of a saddle and harness maker.
Decisions or Lessons in Kit Carsons life
"Each of us, having received several hundred dollars, we passed the time gloriously, spending our money freely- Never thinking that our lives were risked gaining it."
Kit Carson was a trapper, Frontiersman, soldier, and Indian agent. He made important contributions to the westward expansion of the United States. In 1854 he joined the army again after the Mexican war with the United States to help the Union in the Civil War.
"In camp was found a book, the first of the kind I have ever seen, in which I was a great hero, slaying indians by the hundreds."
(copyrighted 2014, Weider History)
(copyrighted 2003, Kathy Weiser. updated May,2014)
I believe that Kit Carson was a hero to a lot of people he met. He was always willing to help anyone in anyway he could. Carson was a well respected man.
Kit Carsons' first wife was an Arapahoe woman, they had two children. Out of the two children only their daughter survived. His First wife died in labor with his second child. After his wife died Kit later got married to a Cheyenne woman. The marriage did not last, and Carson and his daughter moved to St. Louis, Missouri so she could get an education.
Kit Carson was born
At Age 14 Carson became an apprentice for a saddle maker
At age 16 he became a mountain man
Kit Carson became a guide for John Fremont and his crew
Carson was appointed to be the indian agent for the Ute and Jicarilla Apaches
Died: May 23, 1868
In 1682 Kit Carson led armies To suppress the Navajo and Mescalero Apaches, and Kiowa and Comanche Indians
Kit Carson relocated his family to Fort Garland, Colorado, Where he served as a commandant for a new company of 100 Mexican Volunteers
By: Ashlynn Merz
I believe all the decisions Carson made in his life were right. His decisions to be an Indian agent and to join the army were great decisions.