Jedediah Smith, Comanches
 Jedediah Smith, Comanches

Jedediah Smith

born: January 6, 1799 in Bainbridge or Jericho, New York
Died: May 1831, assumed killed by Comanches along the Cimarron River

     Jedediah Smith was a mountain man, fur trader, and explorer.   Jedediah Smith joined the  William Ashley's Rocky Mountain Fur Company in 1822

     The first white man to travel from the Great Salt Lake to California by two different routes, and discovered South Pass was Jedediah Smith

     A deeply religious and intelligent young man Jedediah Smith held a high regard for cleanliness.    Jedediah Smith died somewhere near the Cimarron River searching for water for his hunting party

     The body of Jedediah Smith was never found

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