Broken Hand: The Life Story of Thomas Fitzpatrick, Chief of the Mountain Men

Denver, CO: Old West Publishing Co., 1931. First edition. 8vo. vii, 316 pp. Illustrated from photographs, old prints, and paintings, plates, portraits, double-page map. Fitzpatrick (1799-1854), trapper, trailblazer, and head of the Rocky Mountain Fur Company, discovered South Pass, Wyoming (with Jedediah Smith), led the first two emigrant trains to Oregon, guided John C. Fremont and Philip Kearney, and helped negotiate the Fort Laramie treaty of 1851 (cf. Wikipedia). Howes H-10. Owner's name, else very good. Original gilt-stamped green cloth. (#8139). Item #61180

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