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Jim Bowie

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Definition: Kentucky adventurer who made a name for himself and his "Bowie knives." He was known as a rough-and-tumble guy, but he also was friendly to Native Americans. He believed passionately in the independence of Texas and fought for it hard. He was at the Alamo on the day all the Americans died, sick in his bed with pneumonia.

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The Mexican War
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The 19th Century
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Jim Bowie
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All about the Alamo
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