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 Post subject: Hugh Glass
PostPosted: Thu Nov 13, 2014 11:41 pm 
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On a fur trapping trip on Missouri River in early 1820's Hugh Glass was mauled by a bear. Left for dead w. broken leg & back clawed to the bone, Nearest hope was 200 miles away down river. Crawled for 6 weeks eating twigs & berries he floated rest of way. After recovery he set out for revenge on men who left him, tracked them down but chose to forgive them. American fur trapper and frontiersman.


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 Post subject: Re: Hugh Glass
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I guess that ol' bear left some marks on his hide ! Tough guy.


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 Post subject: Re: Hugh Glass
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Howdy!

And, more or less, made into the 1971 western action movie "Man in the Wilderness" with Richard Harris as "Zach Bass." And John Huston as 'Captain Henry," the fictionalized Major Andrew Henry of the original story.

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 Post subject: Re: Hugh Glass
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Mick did someone pay the ransom? I thought ya was kidnapped Pard! :lol:


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 Post subject: Re: Hugh Glass
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I just read The Saga of Hugh Glass - Pirate, Pawnee, and Mountain Man by John Meyers Meyers. Factual account using all available sources to compile the true story; mariner, pirate, Pawnee, bear attack survivor, mountain man. Incredible life. Hugh Glass was the man the Revenant story was "based" on. Recommend it to get the complete picture of Hugh Glass since the end of the Revenant was nothing like the real story. The real story was much better.


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 Post subject: Re: Hugh Glass
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I believe if I remember correctly "Give my Heart to the Hawks" gives a pretty decent "condensed " version of the story of Hugh. Interestingly Jedediah Smith also experienced a Grizzly attack......though fared a bit better than old Hugh. Thanks Fogman for reminding us about the biography of Glass!

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 Post subject: Re: Hugh Glass
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Yes, "Give your heart to the Hawks" goes into it a bit. Early in in the book.

As an aside, I've never had a high regard for Jed Smith.he was a tough one though. After his bear attack, the way he rebounded and lead those men anyway showed he was tough, physically, but I think it ultimately lead to the undue suffering and death of him and those men down the road.

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 Post subject: Re: Hugh Glass
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If anyone hasn't read .......Give Your Heart To The Hawks"....it's well worth your time.


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 Post subject: Re: Hugh Glass
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I think it should be required high school reading... But that's just my .02¢ worth...

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 Post subject: Re: Hugh Glass
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The new movie isn't up to much. Changing history again, as is Hollywoods want.


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