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- n. Plural form of pathmaker.
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They are the pathmakers, though a few of them live and die unsung, unrecognised and unhonoured.
This illustrates the interesting fact that, over all this continent, the Indians were the earliest pathmakers.
It was the buffalo, the deer, the bear, and the wolf who were our original transcontinental path-finders, or rather pathmakers.
Even if we allow to the forests Chateaubriand's color in summer and the clamor in times of terror -- color and clamor which only a keen eye and ear would have seen and heard -- we cannot longer think of them as pathless, if inhabited by those ancient pathmakers, the buffalo, deer, sheep.
But all the more important expeditions were greatly indebted to the earliest pathmakers, the Indian guides, the traders and trappers, and the French voyageurs, who were inevitable parts of governmental expeditions from the days of Lewis and