Kit Carson - After the Civil War ended and the Indian Wars campaigns were in a lull, Carson was breveted a General and appointed commandant of Ft. Garland, Colorado, the heart of Ute country. Carson had many Ute friends in the area and assisted in government relations. After being mustered out of the Army, Carson took up ranching. In late 1867 he escorted four Ute chiefs to Washington, D.C. to visit the President seeking additional government assistance.

Kit Carson - After the Civil War ended and the Indian Wars campaigns were in a…

Kit Carson - Born Christopher Houston Carson on December 24, 1809 & died on May 23, 1868 from an aortic aneurism.  He was a scout, trapper; much involved with Indian affairs.

Real - Kit Carson - Born Christopher Houston Carson on December 1809 & died on May 1868 from an aortic aneurism. He was a scout, trapper; much involved with Indian affairs

Kit Carson (1809-1868) American frontiersman and Indian fighter--Carson explored the west to California, and north through the Rocky Mountains. He lived among and married into the Arapaho and Cheyenne tribes.

He's got "crazy eyes". Kit Carson American frontiersman and Indian fighter--Carson explored the west to California, and north through the Rocky Mountains. He lived among and married into the Arapaho and Cheyenne tribes.

Kit Carson Jr Armed 1870s Cabinet Card Photo by Mora Buffalo Bill Wild West Show | eBay

Kit Carson Jr Armed 1870s Cabinet Card Photo by Mora Buffalo Bill Wild West Show

Kit Carson. “Sometimes I was Daniel Boone; then there would be spells of Davy Crockett, Kit Carson, the Last of the Mohicans, and Tarzan of the Apes.” - from SUMMER OF THE MONKEYS by Wilson Rawls. Make this book real and fun for kids in straight-from-the-story ways! Hands-on projects, multisensory activities, academic handouts, talking points, and lots more -- all in one place. Get instant access to the LitWits Kit at https://litwits.com/summer-of-the-monkeys/

Christopher Houston ("Kit") Carson, d. mountain man, scout for Fremont's explorations, hero of dime novels (or "penny dreadfuls") and Indian fighter. Judging from the uniform, this was probably taken in the

Kit Carson's Grave, Taos, New Mexico - Soon after his return from Washington, D.C., his wife Josefa died from complications of child birth. Carson died a month later from an abdominal aortic aneurysm at age 58. He was buried next to his wife. His headstone inscription reads: Kit Carson Died May 23, 1868 Aged 59 Years  His last words were: "Adios Compadres." Spanish for goodbye friends.

Kit Carson's Grave, Taos, New Mexico - Soon after his return from Washington, D.C., his wife Josefa died from complications of child birth. Carson died a month later from an abdominal aortic aneurysm at age 58. He was buried next to his wife. His headstone inscription reads: Kit Carson Died May 23, 1868 Aged 59 Years His last words were: "Adios Compadres." Spanish for goodbye friends.

A portrait of Kit Carson III (son of Willliam Carson and grandson of Kit Carson) in a coat similar to the “Kit Carson coat”, circa 1927. Note that this coat was actually owned by Tom Tobin, Carson III’s grandfather on his mother’s side. Scan number: 10053237.

A portrait of Kit Carson III (son of Willliam Carson and grandson of Kit Carson) in a coat similar to the “Kit Carson coat”, circa Note that this coat was actually owned by Tom Tobin, Carson III’s grandfather on his mother’s side.

M16 Kit Carson Special Forces Black

M16 Kit Carson Special Forces Black

KIT CARSON'S COWBOY ANNUAL 58

KIT CARSON'S COWBOY ANNUAL 58

Despite the familiar trope of solitary scouts and traders, men like Kit Carson often negotiated their world with the help of women. And like Josefa Carson, those women were likely to be from a different cultural background. In Trails: Toward a New Western History, Peggy Pascoe wrote: “Scholars are beginning to tell a different story of intercultural contact, one in which women in general—and women of color in particular—are at the center.”

Despite the familiar trope of solitary scouts and traders, men like Kit Carson often negotiated their world with the help of women. And like Josefa Carson, those women were likely to be from a different cultural background. In Trails: Toward a New Western History, Peggy Pascoe wrote: “Scholars are beginning to tell a different story of intercultural contact, one in which women in general—and women of color in particular—are at the center.”

~ Mount Kit Carson WA topo map, 1:24000 scale, 7.5 X 7.5 Minute, Current, 2014

~ Mount Kit Carson WA topo map, 1:24000 scale, 7.5 X 7.5 Minute, Current, 2014

Queen Califia's Magical Circle is open on selected dates in Kit Carson Park each month...

Queen Califia's Magical Circle is open on selected dates in Kit Carson Park each month...

M16 Spear Point Kit Carson

M16 Spear Point Kit Carson

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