Godly Mountain Man



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Godly Mountain Man


  1. What was the last outpost of civilization?

  2. Who left his home in Ohio to seek his fortune further west?

  3. What three things were considered necessities by Jedediah Smith?

  4. What did he remain steadfast in? What did he keep close?

  5. What animal attacked him?

  6. What valuable commodity was Jedediah Smith and his men looking for?

  7. What European country was in control of California at this time?

  8. What mountain range proved the greatest hurdle that Jedediah had yet faced?

  9. Where was the rendezvous held in July, 1827?

  10. Which Indian tribe attacked the group of trappers?

  11. What happened when the trappers returned to California?

  12. What company did Jedediah stay with during the winter of 1828-1829?

  13. What did he send back home to his family?

  14. When did he return to St. Louis?

  15. Who killed him?

List four things that Jedediah Smith had accomplished before any other American:









  1. List some of Jedediah Smith’s character traits:

“…he was modest, never obtrusive, charitable, ‘without guile’…a man whom none could approach without respect, or know without esteem. And though he fell under the spears of savages, and his body has glutted the prairie wolf, and none can tell where his bones are bleaching, he must not be forgotten.” Illinois Monthly Magazine

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Godly Mountain Man

  1. What was the last outpost of civilization?

  2. Who left his home in Ohio to seek his fortune further west?

  3. What three things were considered necessities by Jedediah Smith?

  4. What did he remain steadfast in? What did he keep close?

  5. What animal attacked him?

  6. What valuable commodity was Jedediah Smith and his men looking for?

  7. What European country was in control of California at this time?

  8. What mountain range proved the greatest hurdle that Jedediah had yet faced?

  9. Where was the rendezvous held in July, 1827?

  10. Which Indian tribe attacked the group of trappers?

  11. What happened when the trappers returned to California?

  12. What company did Jedediah stay with during the winter of 1828-1829?

  13. What did he send back home to his family?

  14. When did he return to St. Louis?

  15. Who killed him?

List four things that Jedediah Smith had accomplished before any other American:









  1. List some of Jedediah Smith’s character traits:

“…he was modest, never obtrusive, charitable, ‘without guile’…a man whom none could approach without respect, or know without esteem. And though he fell under the spears of savages, and his body has glutted the prairie wolf, and none can tell where his bones are bleaching, he must not be forgotten.” Illinois Monthly Magazine


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