Book Review: "Shadow on the Tetons: David E. Jackson and the Claiming of the American West" by John C. Jackson
journal contributionposted on 01.01.1994, 00:00 by Tamsen Hert
With this, his first book, John C. Jackson has filled a void in the history of the American fur trade. The accomplishments of David E. Jackson have largely been overlooked by most historians even though a beautiful valley in northwestern Wyoming bears his name. Examining the experiences of one individual, the author demonstrates that the fur trade between 1822 and 1830 was a business venture rather than the aimless adventuring of trappers.