MOUNTAIN MENThe most culturally influential guides of the West.
The Mountain Men of the new parts of America were the most impacting group because of their constant exploration and map creation.
The Mountain Men were considered whoever was selling fur, which was becoming higher in demand daily. "The fashion of wearing fur clothing in the early nineteenth century meant that there was a great demand for animal clothing." -History on the Net
After the decline of the popularity in these clothes, Mountain Men became explorers who created maps and helped advance exploration of this new land.
"Individuals representing the cutting edge of exploration at a time when the entire nation was focused on westward expansion," -Mountain Men and Life in the Rocky Mountain West
"They became explorers, guides, and even government officials". -Filling the Map