Pathfinder

Major-General John Charles Fremont, who conducted four expeditions across the Rocky Mountains. (1842).

Pathfinder,
in Fenimore Cooper's five novels, is Natty Bumppo, called the Pathfinder, the Deerslayer, the Hawkeye, and the Trapper. (See Natty Bumppo.)

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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