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Bears on the Lewis and Clark Expedition


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Black and white drawing of man in tree with bear waiting on the ground

McNeal broke his gun when he hit the bear, so he had to wait in a tree

CREDIT: "An American having struck a bear but not killed him, escapes into a tree." in Patrick Gass, A Journal of the Voyages and Travels of a Corps of Discovery, Under the Command of Capt. Lewis and Capt. Clarke. . . . Philadelphia: Matthew Carey, 1812. Prints and Photographs Division of the Library of Congress.



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