John Colter was a member of the Lewis and Clark Expedition (1804–1806). Though party to one of the more famous expeditions in history, Colter is best remembered for explorations he made during the winter of 1807–1808, when Colter became the first known person of European descent to enter the region now known as Yellowstone National Park, and to see the Teton Mountain Range. Colter spent months alone in the wilderness, and is widely considered to be the first mountain man.
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John Colter's Encounter With The Blackfeet ~ Jim Carson
I've got a new map for my upcoming mountain man novel, Colter's Hell. It follows John Colter as he traveled alone in 1807-8.
1807: John Colter Explores Hell. http://outofthepasthistoryblog.blogspot.com/2013/07/1807-john-colter-explores-hell.html
The Mystery of John Colter
LTC Nathan Boone, according to this findagrave memorial was the son of Daniel Boone. Also, friend of John Colter of the Lewis and Clark 'Corps of Discovery'. As indicated, Nathan named a son after John Colter, "John Colter Boone". Interesting connections...
Map showing John Colter's Solo Trek in 1807-8 from Fort Raymond and into Yellowstone.
In the winter of 1807-08, on a solo journey of 500 miles, John Colter ...