North of present day Mexico, North America was explored, wars were fought, and Indian cultures destroyed in the pursuit of the fur trade and western expansion. Mountain Men set the stage for what eventually become America’s Manifest Destiny. This website is concerned with the affects of the Rocky Mountain fur trade and Mountain Man exploration on Indian cultures and ultimately western expansion over the Oregon, Mormon, and California trails.


The Mountain Man-Indian Fur Trade Website articles are historically factual with pictures and maps.