Hugh Glass: Grizzly Survivor by James D. McLaird
In 1823, a bear attack left Hugh Glass struggling for his life on the plains of present-day South Dakota. Abandoned by his comrades, he crawled two hundred miles to the nearest trading post before setting out on the odyssey of revenge, only to forgive the men who had deserted him. The story of Hugh Glass has provided fertile ground for novels, biographies, stories, comics, and an Oscar-winning film, but the real man remains a mystery.
Hugh Glass: Grizzly Survivor is part of the South Dakota Biography Series, which highlights some of the state's most famous residents. Laura Ingalls Wilder: A Writer's Life and Red Cloud: Oglala Legend are also part of this series.
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James D. McLaird is professor emeritus of history at Dakota Wesleyan University. He is the author of Wild Bill Hickok and Calamity Jane: Deadwood Legends and other works on the Black Hills and the American West.