THE BEAST THAT WALKS LIKE MAN: The Story of the GrizzLy Bear by Harold McCracken

THE BEAST THAT WALKS LIKE MAN: The Story of the GrizzLy Bear

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KIRKUS REVIEW

A valiant defense of North America's ""hairy monarch"" investigates his place in the lore and legend of the old West, his importance in Indian beliefs and ceremonies, and the earliest records of, and references to him, and tells more of him from the author's own hunting, observation and study. Along with all this are accounts of bear hunting, with arrow, gun - and knife; of sportsmen's adventures; of the most potent factor in the verdict against bears- the importation and raising of domestic cattle and farm stock on the Great Plains. There's the man who tamed grizzlies; pictures of bears in their natural haunts, feeding, courting, with their cubs; there's the course of virtual extermination and a survey of the last retreats of the bears made in 195B. A worthy memorial to ""dangerous but dignified characters,"" this makes the most of ursine history.

Publisher: Hanover House