Born in Fredricksburg, VA to white master and Black slave
mother. Moved to St. Louis as a teen and became a
scout with the Rocky Mount Fur Co.
In 1824 he was adopted the Crow Indian Nation and
married a Crow woman. He was given two Indian names
"Bloody Arm" and "Bulls Robe" and fought many wars
with them. He later moved West and discovered Beckwourth
Pass in the Sierra Nevada Mountain Range.