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Crockett supported himself by hunting (game in new country being plentiful), a skill at which he became adept over the next two years, but in 1813 he left the Finleys for Franklin County in western Tennessee, the frontier region with which he would be identified for the rest of his short life. The War of 1812 was identified in the Southwest as a conflict with hostile Native Americans who were in league with the British. In Tennessee it was called the Creek War, during which Andrew Jackson first distinguished himself as a military leader before marching on to New Orleans and fame.
He serves as consulting editor of the Penguin Classics. A. ) Ltd, Cnr Rosedale and Airborne Roads, Albany, Auckland, New Zealand Penguin Books (South Africa) (Pty) Ltd, 24 Sturdee Avenue, Rosebank, Johannesburg 2196, South Africa Penguin Books Ltd, Registered Offices: 80 Strand, London WC2R 0RL, England Col. Crockett’s Exploits and Adventures in Texas first published in the United States of America 1836 This edition with an introduction and notes by John Seelye published in Penguin Books 2003 Introduction and notes copyright © John Seelye, 2003 All rights reserved LIBRARY OF CONGRESS CATALOGING IN PUBLICATION DATA Smith, Richard Penn, 1799-1854.
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On to the Alamo: Col. Crockett's exploits and adventures in Texas by Richard Penn Smith