Sam Houston: A Man In Texas History

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Sam Houston
Sam Houston was a very important man in Texas history and to history itself. He lead Texas in a rebellion against Mexico for freedom and rights.Known as more than a hero the legendary Sam Houston will forever be admired by the Texans.
Early Life
Sam Houston was born in March 2,1793 in a hilltop in Virginia.He had 5 brothers and 3 sisters ,but had the most potential of them all. His father died when he was 13,so he had to move in with his mother. Later because they had a bad money problem they moved to tennessee, because he had to work and do labor he ran away at 15 knowing he had a life outside of his family.He went to live amongst the Cherokees for 3 years and was given the indian name Colonneh(The Raven). He viewed Oolooteka as

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