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  I have enjoyed John Lopez's work for some time, but recently found this sculpture online which I missed.  I thought I would share it.  It was unvieled at a previous Hugh Glass Rendezvous.

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  You can read "The Saga of Hugh Glass" by Myers and it is very good and worth your time.  There is a nice historical marker btw ;)

  Here's a short history.

https://hughglass.org/grizzly-attack/

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Great read and awesome statue.

Thanks - I am going to google Lopez right now

Also wasn't there a 70’s movie about this as well?  I remember an overland boat, bear attack and left for dead….

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Cool sculpture! There was indeed a movie made in 1970 or 1971 called Man In The Wilderness. I saw it when it came out I think Richard Harris played the Hugh Glass character. If you like that kind of survival stories I have a book called Desperate journeys Abandoned Souls written by Edward E. Leslie it is a great read and I would reccomend checking it out.

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  I guess I don't watch many movies but will look into those.  I read more than watch, mostly.  Thanks for the suggestions though.  I got the reading bug from my dad.  Here's a suggestion, check out Mari Sandoz.  She wrote about beaver trappers, buffalo shooters, Indian life, homesteaders, etc..... Some of her writing is incredibly boring and some of it is wildly gritty.   What ever you do, don't read Slogum House.

  She was a Nebraskan!

  And Mountain Men.  Too late to edit.

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Back in the late '70s Martha and I went to see the movie "Jeremiah Johnson" at the drive in theater in Riverton, WY.  It is located by the Wind River and about 2-300 yards from the site where the fur trapper rendezvouses were held back in the day.  We thought the coincidence was pretty cool.

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And try: Cabeza de Vaca's Adventures in the Unknown Interior of America  

Amazing first hand story of the first European to travel into the interior of the western US after being shipwrecked off the texas coast in 1523. He happened to walk right through my neck of the woods with hundreds of indigenous followers who thought he had magical healings abilities, which he probably did considering that his brand of medical witchcraft was probably a little more advanced than the locals.

Super cool read and supposedly the first written description of a north Atlantic hurricane. 

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The wilderness series by David B. Coe iirc the author. Very good series about Nate King. Another mountain man. Extreme license taken to make the novels but all based off of his journal entries. As for Hugh glass awesome story would live to know the true one as someone above stated there are a lot of conflicting stories. Most point toward the fact that his quest for revenge was over the theft of his possibles bag and rifle he didn't have a son like in the revenant. But it made for good on screen drama.... sorry I'm a mountain man nerd. 

 

 

Awesome statue!

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Also, unsurprisingly, they omitted the fact that (John) Jeremiah Johnson was known as "Liver Eating Johnson" who would cut out the livers of the Crow warriors he killed and eat them.  If you are interested read "Crow Killer, the Saga of Liver Eating Johnson" by Thorp and Bunker.  It's available on Amazon.  Interestingly enough, Johnson went on to serve in the Civil War and died in a VA hospital in Los Angeles in 1910.

You should try to get out here to the Rocky Mountains some time and attend one or more Rendezvous.  The one at Ft. Bridger, WY in August (IIRC) is a good one.  If you get out here I can show you some places that are pretty unchanged since the fur trade days.  And don't miss Coulter's Hell (now known as Yellowstone National Park).

I've done some buckskinning and one of my old friends is heavily into it and does world class bead work.

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I would love to go to a rendezvous, the challenge lies in traveling while having a lot of critters. There are some here in Texas but they take their stuff very seriously and you have to be a member of their buckinners group all of that. Not open to the public. 

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  Tommie, I made a buckskinner sculpture for the ol buzzard that headed up the rendezvous back home.  He was most serious about it.  Most serious.  I call him a buzzard but he called me things too.   I have Rojo's reccomend on on the way and will look into all others.  I might need a new bookcase soon.  I hate piling them up....

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On 6/12/2024 at 2:22 PM, Scott NC said:

  Tommie, I made a buckskinner sculpture for the ol buzzard that headed up the rendezvous back home.  He was most serious about it.  Most serious.  I call him a buzzard but he called me things too.   I have Rojo's reccomend on on the way and will look into all others.  I might need a new bookcase soon.  I hate piling them up....

Well sir I have bad news. The wilderness series has 58 books in total :D

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 Nice, Jerry...  I can count on you.   I tried to fit hugh and huge together and tie it into a hugh/huge glass book case but got a headache.

   Tommie, that's a lot.  I made a vow to never have such a big collection overall, ever again, after I had to cull a lifetimes library to move, recently.  Is there a condensed version?  :D   I'll move again, someday.  I certainly not staying here.  

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On 6/14/2024 at 3:30 PM, Scott NC said:

 Nice, Jerry...  I can count on you.   I tried to fit hugh and huge together and tie it into a hugh/huge glass book case but got a headache.

   Tommie, that's a lot.  I made a vow to never have such a big collection overall, ever again, after I had to cull a lifetimes library to move, recently.  Is there a condensed version?  :D   I'll move again, someday.  I certainly not staying here.  

Lol I agree with frosty audio or E books. But I'm a bibliophile I like paper copies. But I also hate packing and unpacking 

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Me too, I don't even know how many printed books I have, boxes and boxes in the basement. Unfortunately arthritis in my thumbs makes holding a paperback or hardback open painful after way too short a time. Audio doesn't cut it for reference though. I'm betting in a very few years I'll be able to access most any book as video files on a Sci Fi pair of glasses or directly via implant. 

The implant might even convey the smell of a newly opened book. :)

Frosty The Lucky.

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   Why stop there?  :).  Maybe you could smell the main character in the story frying up some bacon in a pan also?  Maybe smell dirty socks?  It would be the authors option.  Opens up a lot of possibilities you know.  How about if he/she stubbed their toe?  Would you feel it?  I'd hate to feel falling off a cliff onto some jagged rocks, you know.  Implants may not work pleasantly, and backfire on you.  Probably not,  just saying....  

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Oh sure, smellevision is an old concept, I think the first time I ran across it was in an Asimov or Clark story. 

Before I allowed an implant I'd want some pretty serious anti-malware, I'm running a couple strong ones and using Duck Duck Go which is another strongly anti-malware, add, etc. site. Still adds get through, no viruses though so okay. . . on my laptop, in my head maybe not! I certainly won't be buying onto a cutting edge version!

Don't forget taste, aches and pains and sudden death! But oh BOY the adventures I've read and wouldn't mind experiencing. Imagine the smell of the Tyrannosaur's breath as it sniffs past where you're hiding, not that you're system wouldn't be pumped so full of adrenaline you couldn't our run it, still. There'd have to be a built in system to prevent major health issues like heat failure or blowing arteries from blood pressure spikes. 

Be F U N though! :lol:

Frosty The Lucky.

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37 minutes ago, Frosty said:

smellevision is an old concept, I think the first time I ran across it was in an Asimov or Clark story. 

Aldous Huxley had a version called "the feelies" (a film shown in a special theater with equipment that allowed viewers to share the physical sensations of what was depicted on the screen) in "Brave New World" (written in 1931, published in 1932).

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"The Feelies"! Oh yeah. I wasn't too impressed with "Brave New World" but remember parts of it.

I could Scott, I have vague memories after doing a web search. 

I don't recall who it was but some fellow tried making full sensory movies that had scents as the main new thing. The deal killer was clearing one scent so the next one could make it's cue. IIRC It only showed a couple times and actually took several days to get the sickening miasma cleaned out so anybody could watch a movie. 

Frosty The Lucky.

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