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Thomas Bangs Thorpeā€™s illustration from his short story, "The Big Bear of Arkansas."
From The Hive of "The Bee-Hunter," A Repository of Sketches, Including Peculiar American Character, Scenery, and Rural Sports. New York: D. Appleton and Company, 1854.

Louisiana Purchase through Early Statehood, 1803 through 1860
Folklore and Folklife
"Big Bear of Arkansas, The"
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