Blog: Independents Day 2011 - 2011-02-20

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F0.png Independents Day 2011 February 20, 2011, Marty Rathbun, Moving On Up a Little Higher

What do Sam Houston and Davy Crockett have to do with Independents Day 2011?

I happened to research these fellows during my history study days in 05-06; when we lived in Houston, Texas. That included accepted histories and alternate histories – including verbal histories, Black histories, Mexican histories and Native American histories.

Crockett and Houston were US Congressmen representing the state of Tennessee. (Houston later became Governor). Both left Tennessee for Texas when the reaction to their counter-cultural ideas got too thick. Both defied President Andrew Jackson's policy to renege on treaties with Native Americans.