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10 thoughts on “Kit Carson

  1. says:

    I expected this to be an academic read, filled with references, inane details and minutia but instead it was a fascinated look at a little known American hero Instead of flying through the book I found myself rationing It certainly gave me a window in on the period especially the Civil War as fough...


  2. says:

    Remley attempts to provide a balanced view of Kit Carson s life For the most part he succeeds We see many positive attributes of a man who was reputed to be a stone cold killer In the end he one on the the Native American Indian s most loyal proponents.


  3. says:

    Kit is my 5th great uncle, so I read this with great fascination He lived during an amazing time in our country There are those who believe he was anti Native American, but from what I read, I cannot find this true He had two Native American wives and had at least two children with them Sadly only 1 child lived to maturity He in spite of being illiterate spoke several languages, Spanish, Ute, and other Plains Indian languages He was called upon to serve many times by the U.S government, Kit is my 5th...


  4. says:

    A very well done, balanced, credible biography of an important and admirable western character by an author with serious academic credentials I most enjoyed Remley s descriptions of Carson s travels with General Fremont Some may feel Carson nothing but an unrepentant Indian killer The author takes pains to debunk the simplistic view, placing Carson within his own 19th century context and reminding the reader of Carson s complexity as opposed to dime novel heroism The discussion of his changi A very well done, balanced, credible biography of an important and admirable western character by an author with serious academic credentials I most enjoyed Remley s descriptions of Carson s travels with General Fremont Some may feel Carson nothing but an unrepentant Indian killer The author takes pains to debunk the simplistic view, placing Carson within his own 19th century context and reminding the reader of Carson s complexity as opposed to dime novel heroism The discussion of hi...


  5. says:

    This was a book I struggled through I received it in a group of history books I purchased and thought it would be a good read It is quite detailed in the life of Kit Carson and all of that detail made it a tough read Carson is not a historical person of inte...


  6. says:

    Remley sets out to write a book about the real Kit Carson and does a good job We see a man who at times seems to be quick to violence with no regard for remorse and at other times a man who is quick to peace A good book, but a bit dry reading.


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Kit Carson History Has Portrayed Christopher Kit Carson In Black And White Best Known As A Nineteenth Century Frontier Hero, He Has Been Represented Recently As An Indian Killer Responsible For The Deaths Of Hundreds Of Navajos Biographer David Remley Counters These Polarized Views, Finding Carson To Be Less Than A Mythical Hero, But Than A Simpleminded Rascal With A Rifle Kit Carson The Life Of An American Border Man Strikes A Balance Between Prevailing Notions About This Quintessential Western Figure Whereas The Dime Novelists Exploited Carson S Popular Reputation, Remley Reveals That The Real Man Was Dependable, Ethical, And For His Day Relatively Open Minded Sifting Through The Extensive Scholarship About Kit, The Author Illuminates The Key Dimensions Of Carson S Life, Including His Often Neglected Scots Irish Heritage His People S Dire Poverty And Restlessness, Their Clannish Rural Life And Sternly Protestant Character, Committed Carson, Like His Scots Irish Ancestors, To Loyalty And Duty And To Following His Leader Into Battle Without Question.Remley Also Places Carson In The Context Of His Times By Exploring His Controversial Relations With American Indians Although Despised For The Merciless Warfare He Led On General James H Carleton S Behalf Against The Navajos, Carson Lived Amicably Among Many Indian People, Including The Utes, Whom He Served As U.S Government Agent Happily Married To Waa Nibe, An Arapaho Woman, Until Her Death, He Formed A Lasting Friendship With Their Daughter, Adaline.Remley Sees Carson As A Complicated Man Struggling To Master Life On America S Borders, Those Highly Unstable Areas Where People Of Different Races, Cultures, And Languages Met, Mixed, And Fought, Sometimes Against Each Other, Sometimes Together, For The Possession Of Home, Hunting Rights, And Honor.