Give your Heart to the Hawks

Give your Heart to the Hawks

A Tribute to the Mountain Men

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Stunningly portrayed by Leonardo DiCaprio in the Golden Globe Award-winning and twelve-time Academy Award nominated film The Revenant .

Mountain man Hugh Glass's harrowing journey 300 miles to civilization after being mauled by a grizzly bear and left for dead is just one of the incredible adventures Spur Award Winning author Win Blevins explores in the New York Times bestseller, Give Your Heart to the Hawks.

In addition to the captivating story of Hugh Glass, Win Blevins presents a poetic tribute to these dauntless "first Westerners" who explored the Great American West from the time of Lewis and Clark into the 1840s. As trappers in a hostile, trackless land, their exploits opened the gates of the mountains for the wagon trains of pioneers who followed them. Here, among many, are the enthralling stories of:

* John Colter, who, in 1808, naked and without weapons or food, escaped captivity by the Blackfeet and ran and walked 250 miles to Fort Lisa at the mouth of the Yellowstone River;
* Kit Carson, who ran away from home at age 17, became a legendary mountain man in his 20s and served as scout and guide for John C. Fremont's westward explorations of the 1840s;
* Jedediah Smith, a tall, gaunt, Bible-reading New Yorker whose trapping expeditions ranged from the Rockies to California and who was killed by Comanches on the Cimarron in 1831.

Publisher: New York : Forge, 2018
Copyright Date: ©1973.
ISBN: 9780765352903
Characteristics: xix, 361 pages :,map ;,19 cm.


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Mar 03, 2019

Historical about the beaver fur trappings of the mountain men. Very well documented story form of interactions of famous people. Men such as Jim Bridger, Jedediah Strong Smith, John Colter, Hugh Glass , Tom Fitzpatrick, and Jim Beckwourth to mention just a few. Also explains the working of the fur companies in trying to monopolize the beaver trade. Decorated with yarns told by the mountain men themselves. Nice reading for a long cold winter.

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