Alter, J. Cecil. Jim Bridger, Norman, Oklahoma, 1962.

Berey,Don. A Majority of Scoundrels: An Informal History of the Rocky Mountain Fur Company. New York, 1961

Blevins, Winfred. Give Your Hart to the Hawk: A Tribute to the Mountain Men. Los Angeles, 1973

Beckwourth, James P. The Life and Adventures of James P. Beckwourth, as told to T. D. Bonner edited by Delmont R. Oswald. Uncurl Nebraska, 1972

Carson, Christopher. Autobiography, edited by Milo Quaife. Chicago,1935

Carter, Harvey L. Dear Old Kit: Historical Christopher Carson. Norman, Oklahoma 1968

DeVoto, Bernard, Across the wide Missouri. Boston, 1947

Estergreen, M. Morgan. Kit Carson: A Portrait in Courage. Norman, Oklahoma,1962

Favour, Alpheus H. Old Bill Willams, Mountain Man, with an introduction by William Brandon. Norman, Oklahoma, 1962

Ferris, Warren A. Life in the Rocky Mountains, edited by Paul Phillips. Denver, Colorado, 1940

Hafen, LeRoy R. Broken Hand:, The Life of Thomas Fitzpatrick: Mountain Man Guide and Indian Agent. Denver, 1973

Hafen, editor. The Mountain Man and the Fur Trade of the Far West. Glendale, California, 1965-1972. Ten volumes. (Meek is sketched by Harvy E. Tobie in volume One, pp. 313-335; references to Meek are throughout)

Irving, Washington. Adventures of Captain Bonneville, edited by Edgeley W. Todd. Norman, Oklahoma, 1961. (Also published under the title The Rocky Mountain.)

Lamar, Howard R. editor. The Reader’s Encyclopedia of the American West. New York, 1977

Leonard, Zenas. Adventures of Zenas Leonard, Fur Trader, edited by John C. Ewers. Norman, Oklahoma, 1959

Meek, Stephen Hall. The Autobiography of a Mountain Man, edited by Arthur Woodward. Pasadena, California, 1948 (Stephen was Joe Meek’s brother, and a companion on some trapping adventures, especially the trip to California.)

Morgan, Dale, Jedediah Smith and the Opening of the West. Indianapolis, Indiana, 1953

Newwell, Robert. Memoranda of Travel in Missouri, edited by Dorothy O. Johnsen, Portland. Oregon, 1959

Russell, Osborne. Journal of a Trapper, edited by Aubrey }lai’ies. Portland, Oregon, 1955

Ruxton, George Frederick. Life in the Far West, edited by LeRoy R. Hafen, with a foreword by Mae Reed Porter. Norman, Oklahoma, 1951

Stewart, Wiliam Drummond. Edward Warren. London, 1854

Sunder, John E. Bill Sublette, Mountain Man. Nornian, Oklahoma, 1959

Toble, Harvey E. No Man Like Joe. Portland, Oregen, 1949

Vestal, Stanley [Walter Campbell]. Joe Meek: The Merry Mountain Man. Caldwell, Idaho, 1952

Victor, Frances Fuller. The River of the West. Life and adventure in the Rocky Mountains and Oregon, embracing events in the life-time of a mountain man and pioneer….Hartford, Connecticut, 1870

Wilson, Elinor. Jim Beckwourth: Black Mountain Man and War Chief of the Crows. Norman, Oklahoma, 1972


Muzzleloader Magazine – includes the Campfire Forum

Museum of the Mountain Man – publishers of the Rocky Mountain Fur Trade Journal

The Mountain Men: Pathfinders of the West 1810-1860


The G. A. Ruxton Memorial Museum and Traditional Shooting Palavar  – a traveling museum of muzzle loading firearms, traditional bows and other accoutrements by two members of our club. 

Washington State Muzzleloader Association

National Muzzle Loading Rifle Association


Sherman Lead Works – Round ball and fishing weights by a member of our club.