Have you seen The Revenant
In it, star Leonardo DiCaprio eats a raw bison liver, according to People
and that scene, like many others, was filmed without any special effects.
But the true story of Hugh Glass also has the West captivated.
"The storylines (in The Revenant) are significantly different than the real
story of Hugh Glass, but the movie touches on many aspects of the real
history of the Rocky Mountain Fur Trade and Hugh Glass, and raises
questions that are interesting to explore," An Unforgettable Man: Hugh Glass
Hugh Glass was a mountain man and beaver fur trapper in the American West
in the 1820s and 1830s.
On Aug. 23, 1823, he was mauled by a grizzly bear and was eventually left
for dead by two companions, John Fitzgerald and a youth, possibly Jim
Bridger, who were hurrying to catch up with other mountain men.
"He was severely mauled by a grizzly bear, left for dead by his companions,
survived, and struggled on his own for about six weeks. ... This feat was
legendary among his peers almost immediately and the story has been retold
(and elaborated on) ever since."
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*Feature photo: h/t An Unforgettable Man: Hugh Glass / Pitchengine