John Colter: Hunter, Trapper, Long Distance Runner Edit

Colter in Yellowstone map

Colter in Yellowstone map. View in detail.

John Colter craved adventure, and when he signed on with the Lewis and Clark Expedition for five dollars a month, he got his fair share of it – and then some. Colter is best known for his infamous run from Blackfeet Indians near the Three Forks in 1808, but his role with the Corps of Discovery, the northwest fur trade, and early explorations of what is now Yellowstone National Park are just as important. Local broadcaster/historian John Russell will give an overview of Colter’s exciting, albeit brief life.


This lecture was sponsored by Big Sky Wind Drinkers.  Presented at the Museum of the Rockies on March 9, 2017. 

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