Everything you need to understand or teach Sam Houston and the American Southwest by Randolph B. Campbell.
Sam Houston was a soldier and statesman, who was one of the fathers of Texas. He was a hero in the battle for Texas independence and later he served the state as U.S. Senator and Governor.
Sam Houston was born in 1793 and his formative years were spent in Tennessee. He was a reckless and impatient youth and spent much time away from civilization in Cherokee country, where he learned the Cherokee language and was mentored by a Cherokee chief. He spent his early 20s in the army, where he was wounded in a battle with the Creek Indians, a battle directed by General Andrew Jackson.
After some time as a lawyer, Sam Houston became friends with Jackson and became a campaign manager and adviser in Jackson's presidential campaign. Continuing in politics, Houston became a U.S. Representative and then governor of Tennessee, before his young wife left...
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