Jim Beckwourth

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Birthday
6, 1798
Birthplace
Virginia
Death Date
Oct 29, 1866 (68)
Birth Sign
Aries
Birthday
6, 1798
Birthplace
Virginia
Death Date
Oct 29, 1866 (68)

About

Iconic African American pioneer who worked as a fur trapper while living with the Crow.

Before Fame

He was born into slavery in Virginia, and moved west during the California Gold Rush.

Trivia

He discovered the Beckwourth Pass, which is located in the Sierra Nevada Mountains between Reno, Nevada and Portola, California.

Family Life

In the 1960s, the Civil Rights leaders championed him as an African American pioneer.

Associated With

Another famous pioneer of his time was John Henry Mears.