Hugh Glass was a traveler from Pennsylvania born to Irish immigrants in 1783. Legend has it that Glass was a pirate and captured by the Wolf Pawnee Indians in 1820. However, many people believe that he actually was captured by them because he fell in live and married a women from the tribe.
In 1823, Hugh Glass and another man apart of Henry's party, Moses Harris, were out trying to find meat for a meal when they spotted a great supply, bears. They found a mother bear with her 2 helpless cubs. The mother was trying to protect her cubs. However, Glass and Harris ended up with meat and some serious injuries. Glass's injuries were a deep lacerations and puncture wounds to his scalp, face, chest, back, shoulders, arms, hands and thighs.
John Colter was a Virginian born in 1774. He grew up in Kentucky and even at a young age, he still enjoyed going on adventures. The first expedition that he went on was the “Nine young men from Kentucky."
It takes all of the energy you have to be a mountain man. Do you understand?
In November of 1805, Colter was helping Lewis and Clark during their expedition. He mainly helped while on board of the ship, more so than on land. Colter was one of 10 men sailing with Captain Clark and Lewis.
Jim Bridger was a Virginian born on March 17th, 1804. Growing up he was even adventurous. His father was a traveler even before Jim was born.
On September 17th, 1822, Jim Bridger started out west on an expedition with mountain men. The man that was in charge was St. Louis. St. Louis had requirements to be apart of the mountain men group. Those requirements consists of being able to body and adventurous spirit. Luckily for Bridger, he filled those requirements.