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Kit Carson

Carson, Kit (Christopher Carson; 1809–68), American frontiersman. Carson worked as a trapper, hunter, and guide throughout the Southwest and accompanied John C. Fremont on his Western expeditions (1842–46). In 1854 he became an Indian agent in New Mexico. He was a Union general in the Civil War.

See also: Pioneer life in America.

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