- from The West
You’re a young man from the Ashalaho tribe, part of what we now call the Crow Nation.
The year is 1824, and a fur trapper from the East has brought items to trade with your tribe. He needs help getting past the Rocky Mountains, which block the route to the West. They are a difficult barrier to cross.
This visitor’s name is Jedediah Smith. Because of your tribe, he’ll learn to use the South Pass. It’s an easy way to travel across the Rocky Mountains. Let’s read about some other important people, places, and things from the early days of the West.