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In 1847, novelist William Gilmore Simms made a trip with professional game-hunters in the North Carolina mountains and later related his adventures in a book. Each professional hunter had several guns and a kennel of dogs. Usually, the hunter injured an animal with a single shot and then allowed his dogs to fight it while he finished it off while a gaming knife. The professional hunters tracked all manner of animals but would not hunt panther because of their legendary fierceness.
The earliest written accounts of plants and roots being used to cure snake bites and other maladies in the new world.