Joshua Pilcher, who took over
the Missouri Fur Company when Manuel Lisa died the previous year,
sends 300 men into the Yellowstone country to trap beavers.
They return with $25,000 in pelts.
Fur traders meeting with western Indians.
- December - Stephen F. Austin establishes a colony in
- September - Pierre-DeSmet lands in Philadelphia after a 40 day
crossing from Belgium.
- A trapper named Laramie - about whom almost nothing is known -
was killed by Indians on the eponymous stream. His name would
eventually migrate to a mountain range, a peak, the plains, the
fort, a town, a city, and a county in the state of Wyoming.