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Holt Collier the freed slave that helped Theodore Roosevelt hunt

Holt Collier the freed slave that helped Theodore Roosevelt hunt

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Holt Collier, the freed slave that helped Theodore Roosevelt hunt the famous Black Bear that

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Holt Collier

As the bear tried to crawl past Collier and escape from the log, Collier stabbed it with his knife, killing the bear. Collier suffered only minor scratches.

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Holt Collier

One man added to the story of Teddy Roosevelt while further ingraining himself as an American legend.

2008 Hall of Fame Inductee - (Posthumous). Holt Collier

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Holt Collier: His Life, His Roosevelt Hunts, And The Origin Of The Teddy Bear by Minor Ferris Buchanan

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Holt Collier , ramrod straight at age 63, with horse and hounds during a 1907 bear hunt with Theodore Roosevelt in Tensas Parish, Louisiana.

Holt Collier - Greenville, Mississippi - Mississippi Historical Markers on Waymarking.com

Holt Collier came into the world a slave in 1846 in Jefferson County, Mississippi, born on a plantation owned by a man named Howell Hinds.

HOLT COLLIER His Life, His Roosevelt Hunts, and the Origin of the Teddy Bear

... who wrote the book Holt Collier, His Life, His Roosevelt Hunts, and The Origin of the Teddy Bear (Centennial Press, August 1, 2002).

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COLLIER, Holt (Theodore Roosevelt) [Photographic Portrait, caption on verso]: "Holt Collier, with the gun given him by Theo. Roosevelt after Holt killed the ...

... Theodore Roosevelt the big game hunter! Clifford Berryman's cartoon.

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Holt Collier - Greenville, Mississippi - Mississippi Historical Markers on Waymarking.com

Roosevelt's assistants, led by Holt Collier, a born slave and former Confederate cavalryman,

This was the freed slave Holt Collier that was on the Bear hunt with Theodore Roosevelt.

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Wikimeda CommonsHolt Collier, the former slave who captured the bear that Roosevelt pardoned.

Above, in Onward, Mississippi the Historical marker in front of the Onward General Store explains the “Teddy Bear” history!

Four months after Roosevelt left Mississippi, he quietly signed an executive order establishing Federal protection over an embattled sea and shore bird ...

The Bear Hunter: The Life and Times of Robert Eager Bobo in the Canebrakes of

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After Teddy Roosevelt's act of sportsmanship in 1902 was made legendary by a political cartoonist, his name was forever affixed to an American classic

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Born a slave on a Jefferson Coun Mississippi Delta Bear Hunter Holt Collier, mounted with hounds and read for hunt

Holt Collier National Wildlife Refuge in Mississippi honors a widely admired African American outdoorsman of the

Holt Collier. Photo courtesy of USFWS.

Roosevelt Hunting Party - 1902

A state historical highway marker stands in front of the Onward Store, about two miles from Smede's farm where the hunt took place.

Why a Teddy Bear is a “Teddy” Bear….. Greenville, Mississippi.

Even after his retirement from public office, Roosevelt (right) stayed active in the

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Practically all Americans are aware that Theodore Roosevelt, 26th President of the United States, was an outdoorsman and a naturalist.

Replica of original Teddy Bear

Below: What drew me to the museum was the tie that Jefferson Davis wore at his inauguration. I had read somewhere that it was on display in the museum.

ONWARD, MISS. – Mississippi Governor Phil Bryant and U.S. Senator Thad Cochran joined David Viker of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, ...

Not so the Free Press! Roosevelt's refusal to kill this defenseless animal was seen as far more newsworthy than if he had killed a state record!

You see, Michtom's wife Rose was a seamstress and made stuffed animals at their shop, and so he asked her to make a stuffed toy bear that resembled ...

Below, the “Teddy Bear” on the side of the Onward, Mississippi Country Store.

Holt Collier and the Hunt for a Hit

According to historians, it all began when Roosevelt went on a four-day bear hunting trip in Mississippi in November of 1902. Although Roosevelt was known ...

Below, Bertha the Truck Camper sits in the cemetery waiting for me to locate Holt Collier's Grave.

Hunting Ground for First Bear Hunt - Sharkey County, Mississippi - 1902

So did you know that the Teddy Bear was invented in honor of President Theodore Roosevelt? According to historians, it all began when Roosevelt went on a ...

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Above, Holt collier's Grave in the Live Oak Cemetery in Greenville, Mississippi.

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Hulton Archive via Getty Images A teddy bear in the 1950s sits next to its tag explaining its link to President Theodore Roosevelt.

... Paul Rainey and hunted companions with black bear

Ben Lilly's Tales of Bear, Lions and Hounds

Michtom Teddy Bear

The Great Delta Bear Affair offers free seminars for festival-goers.

In 1902, President Teddy Roosevelt accepted an invitation from the governor of Mississippi to go bear hunting in the Delta National Forest.

(c) Harold Lloyd via Getty Images Teddy bears were so dubbed more than a century ago. Here's their story.

Photo by Mark Norman

Bear Hunter: The Life and Times of Robert Eager Bobo in the Canebrakes of the

The Ben Lilly Legend (J. Frank Dobie Paperback Library)

Four months after Roosevelt left Mississippi, he quietly signed an executive order establishing Federal protection over an embattled sea and shore bird ...

Teddy Roosevelt's hunt for black bear in 1907 was hosted by John M. Parker and Tabasco hot sauce businessman John Avery McIlhenny.

The ranch foreman, intending to play a cruel joke on Holt, offered Holt work if he could prove he could ride a horse. Unbeknownst to Holt, says McCafferty, ...

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Above, in the Vicksburg, Mississippi Old County Courthouse Museum, they have a display explaining the “Teddy Bear” story.

The store is owned by Mollie Magee VanDevender a former Miss Mississippi. In the fall of 1902 President Theodore “Teddy” Roosevelt, ...

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and partners break ground on Theodore Roosevelt visitor center | U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service

So did you know that the Teddy Bear was created and named in honor of Theodore Roosevelt? It all began when he went on a four-day hunting trip in the ...

Teddy Roosevelt, a Brooklyn Candy Shop Owner, and the Creation and Naming of the Teddy Bear

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Michael James, 40, always had an interest in hunting, but he never went on a hunt until he saw the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina on the news.

Below, a picture of President Theodore Roosevelt during the historic “Teddy Bear Hunt.”

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Ben Lilly on his mule, Roosevelt Bear Hunt, Louisiana, 1907

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Not so the Free Press! Roosevelt's refusal to kill this defenseless animal was seen as far more newsworthy than if he had killed a state record!

Teddy Roosevelt and Holt Collier, part of Issaquena history .

Universal History Archive via Getty Images This 1902 cartoon depicting Roosevelt's refusal to kill a captured bear appeared in The Washington Post.

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Theodore Roosevelt Jr. with a favorite parrot.