This character is the subject of the biography. He was an impatient youth who yearned for adventure and so he spent several years in Cherokee country.
David G. Burnet
This character, along with Sam Houston, was one of the fathers of Texas, and he was chosen to be interim president.
This character was a Cherokee who Houston met with as a young man.
Congressman William Stanbery
This character wrote a newspaper article questioning the ethics of Sam Houston.
This character was a military general and then president.
This character was a military general who violently seized dictatorial power within Mexico.
This character was a leading politician from South Carolina.
This character was the wife of Sam Houston.
James K. Polk
This character was a proponent of manifest destiny and expanding U.S. territory.
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