Private John Potts

Drawing of John Potts

Sketch copyright by Michael Haynes.

P.S. In 1807 I joined Manuel Lisa's fur-trading venture to the upper Missouri. In 1808 I was out checking traps with my old friend John Colter when we were attacked by a party of Blackfeet warriors. I was killed and he narrowly escaped death.

Last updated: April 10, 2015

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