The Revenant

the revenant The Revenant

A frontiersman named Hugh Glass on a fur trading expedition in the 1820s is on a quest for survival after being brutally mauled by a bear.

The True Events.

Hugh Glass joined the Ashley-Henry fur-trapping brigade when he was around 40, old for his time. The Ashley-Henry party left St. Louis the spring of 1823, making its way up the Missouri River to the the Rockies in search of beaver pelts. A short time later, they were set upon by a party of Arikara, leaving 15 of their number dead and “Old Hugh,” as Glass was called, wounded in the leg. Later on he was attacked by a bear.

The Bear Attack.

Hugh Glass, his leg now healed, was scouting ahead of the brigade near the forks of the Grand River, when he entered a thicket to hunt for berries. He is stumbled upon a grizzly and her two cubs. As the bear reared upright and charged, Glass fired directly into her chest. His weapon now useless, the bear unfazed by the shot, overtook him, and brought her claws down on Glass. Even though he slashed away with his knife, he was no match for the gigantic bear. By the time Glass’s comrades came to his aid, the animal had slashed his face to the bone, and opened long, gaping wounds on his arms, legs, and torso.

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