THE STORY OF THE LIFE AND ADVENTURES OF KIT CARSON
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Kit Carson is perhaps the most controversial of these men because of his reputation as an Indian fighter, but he was also a mountain man, a trapper, and an Army scout.
“The savage warrior and hunter is here presented, stripped of all the decorations with which the writers of fiction have dressed him. He is seen in his ferocity and gentleness, in his rascality and nobility, in his boyhood, manhood, and old age, and in his wisdom and ignorance.” — from the Preface.
The book is well reproduced and illustrated with what the author calls “pen paintings.”
EP also reprinted in 1992 a copy of a 1968 biography of Carson containing numerous notes of an academic nature. “The record is clear that Carson was more sympathetic to the Indians in later life and that he was never an Indian hater as were so many people in his time.” - Preface to the reprint edition.
For a good balance, I would recommend reading both.
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