Ogden started his career as a fur trader with the North West Company, one of the Hudson Bay Company's main competetitors. After their merger in 1821, Ogden was appointed chief trader and continued his work for the new company in the area of the Rocky Mountains. In 1825, he reached the Ogden River in Utah, and the town that bears his name, explored Oregon during 1826-27 and discovered the Humboldt River in Nevada in 1828. From 1831 to 1844, Ogden was the superintendant of trade in British Columbia.His Snake Country Journal was published in 1830 and Traits of American-Indian Life and Character (1853) was published posthumously.
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