The Life and Adventures of James P. Beckwourth


Read by Gary Olman

(4 stars; 2 reviews)

Buried amid the sublime passes of the Sierra Nevada are old men, who, when children, strayed away from our crowded settlements, and, gradually moving farther and farther from civilization, have in time become domiciliated among the wild beasts and wilder savages — have lived scores of years whetting their intellects in the constant struggle for self-preservation; whose only pleasurable excitement was found in facing danger; whose only repose was to recuperate, preparatory to participating in new and thrilling adventures. Such men, whose simple tale would pale the imaginative creations of our most popular fictionists, sink into their obscure graves unnoticed and unknown. Indian warriors, whose bravery and self devotion find no parallels in the preserved traditions of all history, end their career on the "war-path," sing in triumph their death-song, and become silent, leaving no impression on the intellectual world. (Summary by Thomas D. Bonner)

(17 hr 16 min)

Chapters

Preface to the New English and American Editions 29:41 Read by Gary Olman
Birth-place and Childhood 16:31 Read by Gary Olman
Expedition to the Mines 16:49 Read by Gary Olman
Return from the Deserted Pawnee Villages 18:18 Read by Gary Olman
Severe Sufferings in the Camp 17:41 Read by Gary Olman
Sufferings on the Platte 29:24 Read by Gary Olman
We seperate into six Detachments 15:59 Read by Gary Olman
Arrival of General Ashley and Party 38:59 Read by Gary Olman
Unexpected Return to the Rocky Mountains 16:29 Read by Gary Olman
The Company removes from Cache Valley on a Hunting and Trapping Excursion 20:43 Read by Gary Olman
Great Battle with the Black Feet 24:57 Read by Gary Olman
Removal of our Rendezvous 32:20 Read by Gary Olman
Departure from the Rendezvous 23:05 Read by Gary Olman
War between the Crow Nation and other Indian Tribes 1:07:14 Read by Gary Olman
Great Loss of Horses in the Mountains 21:10 Read by Gary Olman
Short Account of Pine Leaf, the Crow Heroine 32:32 Read by Gary Olman
Departure from Fort Cass 17:52 Read by Gary Olman
Victory over the Cheyennes 52:57 Read by Gary Olman
Departure from the Fort with the Crows 27:27 Read by Gary Olman
Departure from the Fort 36:37 Read by Gary Olman
Excursion to the Fort 22:51 Read by Gary Olman
Attacks of the Black Feet on the Fort 32:29 Read by Gary Olman
Meteoric Shower 15:21 Read by Gary Olman
Removal to our Tobacco-ground 23:01 Read by Gary Olman
Excursion to the fort 19:34 Read by Gary Olman
Visit of the Whole Crow Nation to the Fort 24:29 Read by Gary Olman
Deputation from the As-ne-boines 36:38 Read by Gary Olman
Departure for St. Louis 15:14 Read by Gary Olman
Disagreeable Encounters in St. Louis 39:27 Read by Gary Olman
Return to St. Louis 34:24 Read by Gary Olman
Departure for the Mountains 26:55 Read by Gary Olman
Invitation to visit the Outlaws 34:34 Read by Gary Olman
First trip to New Mexico 18:35 Read by Gary Olman
The Californian Revolution 33:54 Read by Gary Olman
Affairs at Santa Fe' 30:59 Read by Gary Olman
Departure for California 25:45 Read by Gary Olman
Discovery of Beckwourth's Pass 27:11 Read by Gary Olman
Mistakes regarding the Character of the Indian 18:25 Read by Gary Olman

Reviews

(4 stars)

Incredible story, my thanks to the narrator.