M. Morgan Estergreen (1907–1984)

Author of Kit Carson A Portrait in Courage

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"Doctor! "Compadre! Adios!"" with these words passed a wiry little man who has become a legend of the Old West. Much has been written about Kit Carson (1) "Kit Carson" is the story of Kit' life as he lived it (1) 1809 (1) 1809-1868 (1) a gentle and loving father to their seven children (1) a great deal of it fiction. The two have been mixed all too often (1) a man who could be counted on when the chips were down. Based on the unpublished notes and other primary source materials of the late Blanche C. Grant (1) and loyal and trusted friend to all who knew him. Modest and soft-spoken (1) bio (1) biography (2) biography; frontier (1) brevet brigadier general (1) Carson (1) courage (1) exl (1) exploration (1) express rider (1) guide (1) he ran away from the saddlers to whom he had been apprenticed and joined a Santa Fe-bound caravan at Independence. Trader (1) he was a man of quite but fierce courage (1) his second wife (1) History of the Southwest (1) including interviews and letters from Kit's family and friends (1) Indian agent (1) Indian fighter--Kit Carson was all of these things and more. He was a faithful and devoted husband to Josefa (1) interpreter (1) Kit (1) Kit Carson (1) Kit grew up on the frontier as it moved ever westward. In Missouri (1) M. Morgan Estergreen's "Kit Carson" is the long-awaited corrective to that picture. Born in the wilderness of Iredell County in Western North Carolina on December 24 (1) Mt Men (1) not as many wishful-thinking writers have imagined it to be. (1) resulting in an unfaithful and highly distorted picture of the Great Scout. Incorporating as its introduction a paper on the subject by the late Professor Edgar L. Hewett (1) Scout (1) some of it truth (1) Store (1) teamster (1) trapper (1) Western History (1)
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