Jed Smith: Trailblazer of the West
Jed Smith: Trailblazer of the West introduces 10-to-14 year-olds to a fascinating character in American history: Christian trapper and mountain man, Jedediah Smith!
Jed loved all things adventurous – mountains, exploring, trapping, and hunting. However, Jed behaved differently from the men he kept company with. He used clean language, kept himself clean-shaven, and read his Bible every day.
The book starts off right at the point when Jed sets off for “faraway lands”. As a young man, Jed dared to pursue his dreams. He braved dangerous terrain, grizzly bears, hostile Indian tribes, and other obstacles. He blazed a trail for settlers moving west into the “wilderness territory” beyond the Rocky Mountains.
Best of all, his story and Christian’s testimony are as amazing as they are true!