By R. C. Gordon-Mccutchan
This quantity brings jointly a individual crew of participants who discover the most recent historic study on Carson, essentially the most greatly respected and well-known of America's frontier heroes.
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79. 31. Edward S.
After Kit Carson's death in 1868, he endured as one of the truly great frontier heroes, often being mentioned in the same breath with immortals Daniel Boone and Davy Crockett. A Carson artifact, especially a gun, was the Hope Diamond of most any western museum collection. And there was no shortage of biographies (including one based on Carson's own dictated memoirs, which went through several editions). Even those volumes written by serious scholars in the twentieth century, who vigorously chopped away the myth that had grown up around Carson for so long, found the frontiersman deserving of his pedestal.
Robert F. Berkhofer, The White Man's Indian: Images of the American Indian From Columbus to the Present (New York: Random House, 1978), p. 97. 30. Ellis, Life and Times of Christopher Carson, p. 79. 31. Edward S.