Wilderness Gerald Hausmsn Summary

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How we think of the wilderness is greatly varied. Often distorted and Confused by Television and modern media. The story wilderness by Roger Zelazny And Gerald Hausmsn describes two different stories of two mountain men between 1808 and 1823. The first is John Colter a trapper who was chased one-hundred Fifty miles by Indian warriors in what is known called yellow stone national park. The other man was Hugh Glass who was attacked by a bear and crawled one Hundred miles to saftey from the grand valley all of the way to the Missouri river. Each tale filled with different obstacles and hard ships. Well since it is two stories I chose the one story I liked better. This is from the story of John Colter "He came out of the mountains and staggered into the sea of grass that lead to Fort Manuel Lisa. he limped as he walked with the sun hot on his neck. there were no more mountains to climb, no more bluffs or buttes, no more raging waterways. What was left, wind-driven grass of the great prairie country was the route a blind man might take to the Fort. Colter Knew the grasslands like the back of his hand, having crossed it with Lewis and Lisa, and by himself. He'd been through it in the loud winter winds and in the softness of a summer breeze, but he had…show more content…
I really enjoyed how the writers used words that anyone could understand but used that so they had a really profoundly meaning. There were some parts that had the characters hallucinating and I could not tell the real from the things they made up in their heads. I have always been interested in stories of survival. I thought the best thing about this book is that these are the most outrageous tales I have ever heard but I know they are based on true stories and real people. You can’t get better then the truth. In the end is showed Hugh Glass as a kid and he met an old John Colter. Then Colter told him to stay at home. I thought that was that best ending this book could have

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