Alexander 'Sasha' Siemel (1890 - 1970) was a Latvian adventurer, hunter, guide, actor, writer, photographer and lecturer. He is famous for having successfully hunted more than 300 jaguars that were killing cattle in the Patanal, armed mostly with a bow and arrow or with a spear.
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Tigrero! by Sasha Siemel (1953) is the fascinating account of his life as a South American 'tigrero' or jaguar hunter. He describes his training at the side of an Indian tigrero from which Siemel learns the tactics of killing a jaguar with only a spear. Siemel went on to kill a number of jaguars with a variety of weapons but he is most famous for his use of the spear.
Jungle Fury by Sasha Siemel (1954) is a scarce title of more adventures from his thirty years in the jungles of Brazil.
Jungle Wife by Sasha & Edith Siemel (1949) is the "story of a Philadelphia girl who married a professional jaguar hunter and raised 3 children in a Brazilian Jungle."
The Jungle Was My Home: To a Lone Adventurer Hunting Jaguars with A Spear, The Years Bring A North American Wife And A Jungle-reared Family by Sasha Siemel (1952) is a National Geographic Magazine article - Vol 102, No 5, November 1952.
Julian Duguid (1902 - 1987) was a British explorer, writer and broadcaster who hired Sasaha Siemel to guide himself and 2 companions across the Brazilian Pantanal in 1929. This association led to 2 best-selling books and the launch of Sasha Simiel's career as a 'celebrity' lecturer and actor.
Green Hell: A Chronicle Of Travel In The Forests Of Eastern Bolivia by Julian Duguid (1931) was so popular it was reprinted 5 times within 7 months of publishing. Some editions have the subtitle of 'Adventures In The Mysterious Jungles Of Eastern Bolivia'. Jaguar hunting and exploration with Sasha Siemel (Tiger-man), in the Bolivian jungle by way of the Gran Chaco and the Matto Grosso. Free eBook
Tiger-Man: An Odyssey Of Freedom by Julian Duguid (1932) is an excellent biography and memoir tracking the career of Sasha Siemel, the famed jaguar hunter who only used a spear in the Matto Grasso jungle. Duguid details his 20,000 mile journey to hunt and gain the details from the Tiger-man's own lips. Free eBook
Sashino by Sasha Siemel Junior (1965). Exciting adventures of a boy's pursuit of jaguars in the jungles of Brazil. The author is the son of the famous jaguar hunter who wrote 'Tigrero!'.
Jungle Menace is a 3 disc DVD of the 1937 Frank Buck serial 'Jungle Menace'. Sasha Simiel starred in the 15 episode series as Tiger Van Dorn. The series was later made into a feature film in 1946, released under the title 'Jungle Terror'.