This is 15 slide, highly animated, power point presentations on Western Expansion in the United States – Key Figures – Jim Bridger. Each of the slides are editable and can be modified to adjust to your presentation, if needed.
Jim Bridger, was an American frontiersman, fur trader, scout, and a “mountain man.” The young Bridger joined his first fur-trapping expedition in 1822, up the Missouri River, and for the next 20 years he passed repeatedly on foot through an enormous area whose boundaries were the Canadian border, the Missouri River, the CO–NM border, and ID and UT constantly exploring new territory.
At the age of 21, Bridger became the first Anglo known to have seen the Great Salt Lake in 1824, though he mistakenly thought it was the Pacific Ocean at the time. He was among the first to explore the geysers and sights of the Yellowstone region.
His knowledge of the territory and its Indian inhabitants was unrivaled. He is commemorated in the names of Bridger Range in MT, Bridger Peak and Bridger Pass in southern WY, and the Bridger National Forest in western WY.
The presentation slides cover’s the following:
Trapper & Trader
Founding Ft Bridger
Scout & Guide
Third Indian Wife
Opposing the Mormons
Illness & Death
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This is one of many power point presentations I offer in my store under the heading.... Western Expansion in the United States.