Historical Information:  Links

Reader’s Guide to The Mountain Men of the American West:  A really great list of Mountain Man related references split by catagory.
Denver Public Library Western History Photo Collection:  A searchable online collection of photographs dating back to about the time of the Civil War.
American Journeys:  This site contains approximately 18,000 pages of letters, journals, diaries and other documents regarding the exploration of North America.
Museum of the Mountain Man   Online museum.
Mountain Men and the Fur Trade
Mountain Man-Indian-Canadian Fur Trade
Northwest Journal.  An outstanding site with information generally focused towards the voyageurs of Canada, the Hudson’s Bay Company and the Northwest Company.
Over Land Trail – More about the mountain men and a plethora of information about posts forts and the 1800’s

Historical Maps of North America and the U.S.

On Canadian Ground – Great information about moccasins and frontier footwear.

Heritage History-Trails of the Pathfinders:  A series of articles written by George B Grinnell focuses on the stories of the earliest English Speaking explorers of the American wilderness, which uses original journals as sources.

 Malachite’s Big Hole – Mountain Men and Life in the Rocky’s  –