Northern Prairie Wildlife Research Center
Hunt was a fur trapper who crossed the southeastern corner of Montana traveling west from the Grand River in South Dakota to the Powder River in Wyoming. His expedition then travelled southwest through Wyoming and crossed the mountains into the Snake River drainage. His journal is contained in the following publications.
Irving, W. 1836. Astoria, Anecdotes of an enterprise beyond the Rocky Mountains. Carey, Lee, & Blanchard, Philadelphia. Rollins, P.A. 1935. The discovery of the Oregon Trail. New York.