William Drummond Stewart - Mountain Man

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The Scottish nobleman William Drummond Stewart made several trips to the American West between 1833 and 1843. In 1833 he accompanied fur trader Robert Campbell on an expedition to deliver supplies to the mountain men who gathered every summer on the Green River in what is now Wyoming. Here Stewart saw colorful trappers, winsome Indian maidens and a lively celebration of the mountain man life. The artist Alfred Jacob Miller, who accompanied Stewart on his 1837 trip, faithfully rendered depictions of the scenes encountered both on site and later, at leisure in his studio. These vivid works provide a visual record of this soon to be lost moment in time. On his final trip into the Green River area, Stewart's traveling companions included several men of science.