David Crockett: His Life and Adventures

John Stevens Cabot Abbott (1805 - 1877)

David "Davy" Crockett (August 17, 1786 – March 6, 1836) was a celebrated 19th century American folk hero, frontiersman, soldier and politician. He is commonly referred to in popular culture by the epithet “King of the Wild Frontier.” He represented Tennessee in the U.S. House of Representatives, served in the Texas Revolution, and died at the Battle of the Alamo. This narrative attempts faithfully to record the influences under which David Crockett was reared and the incidents of his wild and wondrous life. It begins with his ancestors' immigration to the American wilderness, his adventures among the Indians, his political career in Tennessee and beyond, and ending with his heroic stand at the Alamo. (Summary by Brett W. Downey)

Genre(s): Biography & Autobiography, Modern (19th C)

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 01 01 - Parentage and Childhood Brett W. Downey
Play 02 02 - Youthful Adventures Brett W. Downey
Play 03 03 - Marriage and Settlement Brett W. Downey
Play 04 04 - The Soldier Life Brett W. Downey
Play 05 05 - Indian Warfare Brett W. Downey
Play 06 06 - The Camp and the Cabin Brett W. Downey
Play 07 07 - The Justice of Peace and the Legislator Brett W. Downey
Play 08 08 - Life on the Obion Brett W. Downey
Play 09 09 - Adventures in the Forest, on the River, and in the City Brett W. Downey
Play 10 10 - Crockett's Tour to the North and the East Brett W. Downey
Play 11 11 - The Disappointed Politician.--Off for Texas Brett W. Downey
Play 12 12 - Adventures on the Prairie Brett W. Downey
Play 13 13 - Conclusion Brett W. Downey