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Benjamin Louis Eulalie de Bonneville (1796-1878) - A French-born army officer, frontiersman and explorer of the American West, Bonneville is best known for blazing portions of the Oregon Trail. Daniel Boone (1734-1820) - Frontiersman, pioneer, surveyor and Indian Fighter who blazed the trail known as the Wilderness Road in 1775.

James BowieJames Bowie (1796-1836) - An aggressive frontiersman, pioneer, explorer, and commander of the volunteers at the Alamo, where he died.

Alexander K. Branch (1798-1841) Also known as Jose de Jesus Branch, he was frontiersman and trapper who worked in the southwest and the Rocky Mountains.

Francis Ziba Branch (1802-1874) - Sailor, trapper and trader, he was one of a group who opened what became known as the Old Spanish Trail from New Mexico to California.

Elias Brevoort (1822-??) - Frontiersman, trader, and author, Brevoort was well acquainted with the Santa Fe Trail and southwest.

James Bridger (1804-1881) - An accomplished trapper, scout, and mountain man, Bridger was one of the first non-Indians to see the natural wonders of what would become Yellowstone Park.

Juan Rodriguez Cabrillo (?-1543) - A Spanish or Portuguese explorer, Cabrillo was the first European to explore the Californian coast

Robert Campbell (1804-1879) - Fur trader, merchant and Indian Commissioner, he often worked with William L. Sublette

Christopher "Kit" Carson (1809-1868) - Carson was a daring and brave explorer, mountain man, trapper, scout, soldier, and buffalo hunter.

Sebastiao Melendez Rodriguez Cermeno (1560?-1602) - A Spanish navigator and explorer, Cermeno was Portuguese by birth.

Touissant Charbonneau (1767-1843) - A French-Canadian explorer and trader, and a member of the Lewis and Clark Expedition, best known as the husband of Sacagawea.

Francois Auguste Chardon (1795-1848) - A fur trader who became part of the Upper Missouri Outfit of the American Fur Company.

The Chouteaus - Early French traders and trappers who operated west of St. Louis, Missouri in the latter part of the 1700s and early 1800s.

William ClarkWilliam Clark (1770-1838) - Explorer and geographical expert who co-lead the Lewis and Clark Expedition.

John Colter (1774?-1813) - Frontiersman, explorer, fur trapper, mountain man, and army scout credited with the being the discoverer of the Yellowstone area.

Christopher Columbus - Christopher Columbus was an Italian explorer, navigator, and colonizer who discovered* the "New World" of the Americas on an expedition sponsored by King Ferdinand of Spain in 1492.

Columbia Fur Company (1821-1827) - Started by former members of the North West Company, the firm did well and was bought out by the American Fur Company in 1827. Christopher Columbus (1451-1506) - An Italian explorer who sailed across the Atlantic Ocean in 1492, hoping to find a route to India. He is credited with discovering the Americas; but, that is probably not true, as it appears the Vikings were here centuries before.

Francisco Vasquez de Coronado (1510-1554) - Spanish ruler, explorer and conquistador. He was the first European to explore North America's Southwest.

Hernando Cortes (1485-1547) - He was a Spanish Conquistador who led an expedition that caused the fall of the Aztec Empire and brought large portions of mainland Mexico under the rule of the King of Castile in the early 16th century.

William Craig (1807-1869) - A frontiersman and trapper, Craig worked along with other better known traders including William Sublette and Jedediah Smith.

Davy Crockett (1786-1836) - Frontiersman, explorer, and American folk hero, Crockett a represented Tennessee in the U.S. Congress, served in the Texas Revolution, and died at the age of 49 at the Battle of the Alamo.

Alexander Culbertson (1809-1879) - Fur trader and buffalo hunter who worked with famed trader, Kenneth McKenzie.




John Day (1770?-1820) -  A fur trapper and frontiersman, he worked for both the American Fur Company and the North West Company.

Edward De Morin (1818-1902) -  Trapper and Trader who worked for the American Fur Company.

Hernando De Soto (1496?1542) - Hernando de Soto was about thirty-six years of age when he was appointed adelantado of Florida. He was "a gentleman by all four descents," and had recently been created by the Emperor, a knight of the order of Santiago.

Joseph Dickson (1775-1844) - One  of the first known mountain men, he, along with Forrest Hancock, followed Lewis and Clark up the Missouri River.


Andres Dorantes de Carranza (1500?-1550s) - An early Spanish explorer, de Carranza was a native of the southwestern Castilian town of Gibraleon, Spain.

Estevanico (1500?-1539) - He was the first known person born in Africa to have arrived in the present-day continental United States.

Russel FarnhamRussel Farnham (1784-1832) - Explorer and fur trader, Farnham was an agent of John Jacob Astor's American Fur Company.

Thomas Fitzpatrick, aka: Broken Hand (1799-1854) - A mountain man and Indian agent, Fitzpatrick was involved in many of the most important events in the opening of the West.

Mike Fink (1770-1823) - A keelboatman and fur trader, he was also a renowned marksman, roisterer, and champion rough-and-tumble fighter. He joined William Henry Ashley's first fur-trapping and trading expedition to the upper Missouri River country and was killed in a quarrel the next year.

Lucien Fontenelle (1800-1839) - A fur trader, Fontenelle, was associated with several fur companies before becoming part of the American Fur Company.

John Charles Fremont (1813-1890) - Was an explorer, military officer, and politician who led multiple surveying expeditions through the western territory of the United States.

Juan de Fuca (15??-1601?) - A Greek navigator who sailed for Spain under a Spanish name.

Joseph Goff Gale (1807-1881) - A trapper, pioneer and politician, Gale spent much of his life in Oregon.

John Gannt (1790-1849) - A soldier, trapper, trader and guide, Gannt spent many years in the wilderness of the American West.

Father Francisco Tomas Garces (1738-1781) - A Spanish Franciscan priest who was a missionary and explorer.

Hugh Glass (1780?-1833) - A trapper and trader in the American West, he was killed by Arikara Indians.


Antoine Godin (1805?-1836) - A Canadian fur trapper and explorer, who is most noted for the public murder of a Gros Ventre chief which led to the Battle of Pierre's Hole in Idaho.

Josiah Gregg (1806-1850) - Trader, explorer, and writer, he is best known for his book, Commerce on the Prairies, which described his adventures along the Santa Fe Trail.

John W. Gunnison (1812-1853) - After serving in the Florida War of 1837-1839, Gunnison spent the next ten years surveying the lakes and harbors of the great northwestern United States.


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