Rocky Mountain Outfit — American Mountain Men (AMM) party of Colorado

Recommended Reading

Here is a list of reading material that is recommended by the members of the Rocky Mountain Outfit. In addition to the books presented here there are many great online resources.

Journals & Biographies

Magazines & Periodicals

General Fur Trade Research

Crafts & Skills


Accoutrements & Gear


Firearms & Tools


Finding Books

Having trouble finding any of these books? Many of the journals can be found online on the AMM Library. Some of the books are out of print but you can still get them through inter-library loan. Used copies can be found through websites like,, or even eBay. Sometimes you can also find digital copies of the books at Google Books or The Internet Text Archive.