Old Bill Williams,
Mountain Man

by Alpheous H. Favour
Part Number: BOOK-OBWMM
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This account of William Sherley Williams is perhaps the best account of the life of a mountain man ever written. In itinerant preacher, he appointed himself missionary to the Osages, who soon converted him to their ways. A master trapper, he was a guide of the Sibley survey of the Santa Fe trail in 1825, and guided two Fremont expeditions twenty years later. A controversial figure, his drunken sprees are still legend! Soft bound, 234 pages.

The Table of Contents includes the following:
  • Introduction
  • Acknowledgment
  • Chapter I. Mountain Men
  • Chapter II. A North Carolina Family
  • Chapter III. Early Life in Missouri
  • Chapter IV. Preacher and Missionary
  • Chapter V. With the Osage Indians
  • Chapter VI. Changes in the Indian Trade
  • Chapter VII. The First Santa Fe Survey
  • Chapter VIII. As a Mountain Man
  • Chapter IX. Bill Williams, Master Trapper
  • Chapter X. Piracy on Land
  • Chapter XI. Passing of the Fur Trade
  • Chapter XII. Fur Trading with the Indians
  • Chapter XIII. Trapping and Indian Fighting
  • Chapter XIV. The Fremont Expedition of 1848
  • Chapter XV. Failure, Retreat, and Starvation
  • Chapter XVI. The End and Vindication
  • Bibliography
  • Index


ISBN: 0-8061-1698-6
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