Kit Carson

 

Christopher Houston "Kit" Carson (December 24, 1809 – May 23, 1868) was an American frontiersman and Indian fighter. Carson left home in rural present-day Missouri at age 16 and became a mountain man and trapper in the West. Carson explored the west to California, and north through the Rocky Mountains. He lived among and married into theArapaho and Cheyenne tribes. He was hired by John C. Fremont as a guide, and led 'the Pathfinder' through much of California, Oregon and the Great Basin area. He achieved national fame through Fremont's accounts of his expeditions. He became the hero of many dime novels.

Carson was a courier and scout during the Mexican-American war from 1846 to 1848, celebrated for his rescue mission after the Battle of San Pasqual and his coast-to-coast journey from California to deliver news of the war to the U.S. government in Washington, D.C.. In the 1850s, he was the Agent to the Ute and Jicarilla Apaches. In the Civil War he led a regiment of mostly Hispanic volunteers at the Battle of Valverde in 1862. He led armies to pacify the Navajo, MescaleroApache, and the Kiowa and Comanche Indians. He is vilified for his conquest of the Navajo and their forced transfer toBosque Redondo where many of them died. Breveted a general, he is probably the only American to reach such a high military rank without being able to read or write, although he could sign his name.

Kit Carson's alliterative name, adventurous life, and participation in a large number of historical events has made him a favorite subject of novelists, historians, and biographers.

Strips:


Titel

Kit Carson nr. 1-961

Illustrated Classics nr.3

Sheriff Classics 913, 917

Kit Carson nr. 1-2

Top Illustrated Classics nr. 27-

De Avonturen van Kit Carson

Superstrip 187-De Garrock Bende

Jaar van uitgave

1954-1967

1956

1964

1965

 

1971

1972

Tot. aantal uitgaven

96

1

2

2

 

1

1

Uitgeverij

Neerlandia

Classics

Classics

Ridderhof

 

Classics

Nooitgedacht

Naast deze uitgaven is Kit Carson in het Nederlands ook in de volgende uitgaven voorgekomen:

Titel

Bravo!2

Sheriff Classics 910, 918, 9158

Jaar

1941-1943

 1964, 1970

Tot. aantal uitgaven

29

 2

Uitgeverij

Meuwissen

 Classics

Noten:

  1. :De boekjes uit deze serie schijnen door af en toe door een Nederlands stripantiquariaat herdrukt of ter restauratie van een nieuwe kaft voorzien te worden. Deze herdrukken zijn alleen van de oorspronkelijke uitgaven te onderscheiden door het wittere papier en de nieuwere nietjes.
  2. :Bravo! Was een Belgisch weekblad voor jongeren dat verscheen van 1936-1951. Verhalen met Kit Carson komen voor in de volgende nummers:
  • Jaargang 1940/1941: nr. 29, 31, 33, 35, 37, 39, 41, 43, 45, 47, 49, 51
  • Jaargang 1941/1942: nr. 28, 30, 32, 34, 35-38, 40, 42, 44, 45, 51-54
  • Jaargang 1943: nr. 1