Carson left home in rural present-day Missouri at age 16 and became a mountain man and trapper in the West. Carson explored the West to California and north through the Rocky Mountains. He liv d among and married into the Arapaho and Cheyenne tribes. He was hired by John C. Fremont as a guide, and led "the Pathfinder " through much of California, Oregon and the Great Basin area.
He achieved national fame through Fremont's accounts of his expeditions. He became the hero of many dime novels. In the 1850s he was the agent to the Ute and Jicarilla Apaches. In the Civil War he led a regiment of mostly Hispanic volunteers at the Battle of Valverde in 1862.He led armies to pacify the Navajo, Mescalero Apache, and the Kiowa and Comanche Indians. He is vilified for his conquest of the Navajo and their forced transfer to Bosque Redondo where many of them died.
Breveted a general, he is probably the only American to reach such high military rank without being able to read or write, although he could sign his name. All ready to hang, you supply the nail! This item is in the category "Collectibles\Photographic Images\Photographs". The seller is "wildlifewarriorsscott" and is located in this country: US. This item can be shipped to United States.