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The Mountain Men

The Mountain Men
Oil on linen
26” x 40”

A brigade of trappers traverses “Jackson’s Hole” named after Davey Jackson who wintered in the valley in 1829.  For efficiency and protection, a brigade usually consisted of 40 to 60 men. Only when working the streams in search of beaver would they break into teams of 2 or 3 men.

Horses were a valuable trade item and the mountain men were constantly on guard to protect their property from the Indians.  Hopefully this brigade will fare well against the ever present dangers.

Framed The Mountain Men

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