Kit Carson

Kit Carson

Born: December 24, 1809

Died: May 23, 1868

Nationality: American

Occupation: Explorer

Biography: Christopher Houston Kit Carson 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 the Arapaho and Cheyenne tribes. He was hired by John C.