Jedediah Strong Smith


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US explorer. Born in New York state, he became one of the most famous of the Mountain Men who opened up the American north-west. In 1824 he led the third expedition organized by fur-trader William Ashley (1778–1838) into Wyoming and in subsequent years made the first west–east crossing of the Sierra by a White man. Having opened more territory than any other explorer he was killed by a group of Comanche on the Santa Fe Trail.

Subjects: World History — Literature.

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