American Experience

Season 20 Episode 7

Kit Carson

Aired Monday 9:00 PM Feb 18, 2008 on PBS



  • Trivia

    • Despite Kit Carson's tremendous versatility as a "mountain man," scout, guide, and government operative, most of his fame was based on completely fictitious and lurid tabloid novels of the 1850s - books the illiterate Carson himself was unable to read.

  • Quotes

    • Paul Hutton (historian): (on Carson's relations with Native Americans) That doesn't mean he's on their side, he's not...but he understands where they are coming from.

  • Notes

  • Allusions