This is a brief unit on the Mountain Men of America. It explains why they were significant, why they ventured to the west, their lifestyle, the rendezvous, and the reasons their history is so brief. There are five individual descriptions of some interesting mountain men and a group project as a culminating assignment. It can be divided up easily and will take about two weeks ( in my opinion). It will work well for sub plans as all of the directions and worksheets are already included.