Dakota Midday: Lemmon Celebrates Hugh Glass

Aug 26, 2015

Hugh Glass was a member of a fur trading party in the summer of 1823 when he was attacked by a grizzly bear along the shores of the Grand River, south of present day Lemmon. He was badly wounded and abandoned by two members of the expedition left to look after him. Alone with a broken leg and open wounds, Glass crawled some 200 miles to Fort Kiowa.

Author Frederick Manfred told the story of Hugh Glass in his 1954 biographical novel, Lord Grizzly. Another book about Hugh Glass by Michael Punke, The Revenant, has been made into a movie starring Leonardo DiCaprio. It's scheduled for release in December.

In anticipation of the movie, Lemmon is hosting the inaugural Hugh Glass Rendezvous August 27-30. it is the Dakota Herald publisher LaQuita Shockley is rendezvous co-chair and she discussed the event on Dakota Midday.