Holt Collier was a widely admired African American outdoorsman of the 19th century. He was born into slavery, fought for the South in the Civil War and, after gaining his freedom, became a hunter/guide extraordinaire. Reports of his day credit him with more bear kills than those claimed by Davy Crockett and Daniel Boone. President Theodore Roosevelt is said to have considered Collier the best hunter he’d ever seen.
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