Kit Carson and His Three Wives: A Family History (Calvin P. Horn Lectures in Western History and Culture.)

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9780826332967: Kit Carson and His Three Wives: A Family History (Calvin P. Horn Lectures in Western History and Culture.)
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"Marc Simmons is the leading scholar of the life of Kit Carson, and this absorbing volume presents the mostly heretofore unknown stories of Carson's wives and families. . . . This finely-crafted book is recommended to everyone with an interest in Carson and to anyone who has never heard of Kit Carson."

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Kit Carson (1809-1868) has long held a prominent place in the popular imagination of the American West. However, little is known about his family life thanks largely to Carson's own guardianship of his privacy. After almost four decades devoted to researching Kit Carson's personal life, Marc Simmons provides information here to further our understanding of Carson. Viewing Kit Carson's career as a husband and father sheds new light on the life choices he made. The changing economy of the 1840s made it increasingly difficult for a trapper and scout to support a growing family. Carson's years as an Indian agent in the 1850s provided him stability although he was never able to spend as much time with his family as any of them would have liked and he was never able to bring in a comfortable income. The Kit Carson Simmons portrays offers a welcome change from recent politicised interpretations of Carson's actions.

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