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Mountain Men a History

Tyler Ramirez

Mountain Men were male trappers ,And also explorers who lived in the wilderness.Most common in the North American Rocky Mountains 1810-1880’s.
The population became weak in the 1840’s.Mountain men soon were known for their trading and trapping. They then traded the mirrors and hawk bells for deer hide.
The bells and mirrors had came from an east coast factory.
Mountain Men Traded with Ute tribe and East Coast Manufacturers.
 Mountain Men Traded with Ute Indians and East Coast Manufacturers. They then traded the mirrors and hawk bells for deer hide.The beaver pelt was used to make hats and other fashion accessories.

Mountain Men were male trappers ,And also explorers who lived in the wilderness.Most common in the North American Rocky Mountains 1810-1880’s.
The population became weak in the 1840’s.Mountain men soon were known for their trading and trapping.They would trade mirrors and hawk bells for tan deer hide. The bells and mirrors had came from an east coast factory.
Mountain Men Traded with Ute tribe and East Coast Manufacturers.

The Mountain Men would trap and kill beavers for their pelt and castoreum.Castoreum is from a beavers hip .The castoreum helps beavers find each other.That's why Mountain Men used it,to get beavers to fall into their trap . In the 1800’s Mountain Men used Beaver Castoreum to attract beavers to the traps. They used different kinds of traps. After the beaver were trapped and killed, The Mountain Men skinned the beaver for their pelts. The meat was used as a source of food. Castoreum is collected from the dead beaver.
 

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