North of present day Mexico, North America was explored, wars were fought, and Indian cultures destroyed in pursuit of the fur trade. Mountain Men set the stage for what eventually become America’s Manifest Destiny. This website is concerned with the effects of the Rocky Mountain Fur Trade, Mountan Man Exploration, American Indians, and ultimatly Western Expansion over the Oregon, Mormon, and California trails. The Fur Trade Website articles are historically factual including pictures and maps.