The True Story Of The Hunter Who Inspired The Revenant Is Even More Insane Than The Movie

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At the very edge of the American Frontier, a hunter stares down a grizzly bear. Protecting her cubs, she charges the man down and delivers a prolonged and savage mauling, leaving him fighting for his life. People familiar with The Revenant will remember this gory scene – but it also actually really happened.

Tales of heroism and survival during the Western expansion of America are plentiful. Few, however, can hold a candle to that of Hugh Glass. The hunter, who died in 1833, has become almost legendary. But how did he earn this accolade? To find out, let’s take a trip back to 1783.

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