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Exhibit item: Davy Crockett’s Almanack of Wild Sports in the West, 'Desperate and Fatal Contest Between a Party of Hunters and a Gang of Grizzly Bears,' 1837 Exhibit item: Davy Crockett’s Almanack of Wild Sports in the West, 'A Dangerous Situation,' 1841

Exhibit item:
Davy Crockett’s Almanack of Wild Sports in the West
"Desperate and Fatal Contest Between a Party of Hunters and a Gang of Grizzly Bears," 1837

Exhibit item:
Davy Crockett’s Almanack of Wild Sports in the West
"A Dangerous Situation," 1841

Davy Crockett’s exploits are typical of the fictional stories of violent and often humorous encounters with animals, "injuns," and other "varmints" of the frontier. These were the tales that set the stage for the first meetings between Americans and California grizzlies.

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