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Sam Houston and the American Southwest
Relying only on material from the The Sam Houston Biography,: Sam Houston and the American Southwest" thoroughly answer the following questions:
Section 1 (25 points): Throughout his life, Sam Houston had a special bond with Native Americans, especially the Cherokees. Discuss this relationship, giving examples from the book about his interactions with them, as well as his personal concern for their welfare.
Section 2 (50 points): A general theme throughout the biography is Sam Houston’s wisdom and moral courage. Discuss at least three examples where Houston took the wise or morally correct public stance, in spite of the fierce criticism he was certain to face.
Section 3 (25 points): How did Sam Houston come to marry Margaret Lea, and what did she mean to his life?
Include at least three direct, block quotes (total, not per section) from Sam Houston and the American Southwest to support your position.Be sure to put your citation for these quotations in parentheses and in all caps. For example, your citation might look like this:
“The speech,’ he wrote Margaret, ‘was the most striking, able, and bold, that I ever made,’ but it was to no avail.” (CAMPBELL, P. 160)
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