Everyone liked Davy Crockett. He was always happy, with a big smile. He was honest and always helped others.
Davy was a tall man. He wore a coonskin cap, buckskin trousers, and a buckskin jacket. He always carried his long rifle, “Old Betsy.”
In 1806 Davy married Polly Finley. She was a school teacher.
They had two sons and a daughter: John, Joseph and Judith. After a few years, the Crockett family moved into the Tennessee hills. The Tennessee hills were near hostile Indian country.
In 1812 the war between the United States and Britain began. The Mohawk and Creek Indians fought with the British against the Americans. The American General Andrew Jackson organized a small army. He wanted to fight the Creek Indians and the British.
Davy fought with this army. He was a scout because he knew the territory well.
His work as a scout was very important. Davy travelled across Tennessee, the Mississippi Territory, Florida, and Louisiana with General Jackson’s army. The Battle of New Orleans was a big victory for General Jackson and the Americans. The war ended in 1814.
The British lost the war. The Indians lost their territories and went away. New American families settled in the Tennessee hills.
Andrew Jackson (1767 – 1845)
American soldier and statesman.
The seventh president of the United States from 1829 to 1837.
Mohawk [ˈmoʊhɔːk] – могавк
the Mohawks – могавки (племя североамериканских индейцев, живущее в Канаде и США)
buckskin [‘bʌkskɪn] – шкура оленя; (выделанная) оленья кожа
carry [‘kærɪ] v. нести, носить
country [‘kʌntrɪ] страна; местность, территория
Creek – индейский народ, проживавший в доколониальный период на юго-востоке США
hill [hɪl] возвышенность, холм
honest [‘ɔnɪst] / [‘ɔnəst] честный
hostile [ˈhɔstəl] / [‘hɔstaɪl] вражеский; враждебный, недружелюбный
jacket [‘ʤækɪt] куртка
scout [skaut] разведчик
settle [‘setl] v. селиться
statesman [‘steɪtsmən] (мн. ч. statesmen) – государственный деятель; политик, политический деятель
racoon [rə’kuːn] – енот
coonskin = the skin of a raccoon
coonskin cap = шапка из енота
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Davy was a
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They had two sons and a daughter: John, Joseph and Judith. After a few years, the Crockett family the Tennessee hills. The Tennessee hills were near Indian country.
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Davy this army. He was because he the territory .
His work as
Davy Tennessee, the Mississippi Territory, Florida, and Louisiana with General Jackson’s army. The Battle of New Orleans for General Jackson and the Americans. The war in 1814. was very .
The British the war. The Indians their territories and . New American families in the Tennessee hills.
(1) YOUNG YEARS (CHAPTER ONE)
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