The Raiders

The Raiders

Sons of Texas

Book - 2006
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Sons of a man who led the fight for Texas's independence, Michael and Andrew Lewis settle down on a parcel of frontier land, only to be swept up in the fury of the Mexican-American War.

McMillan Palgrave
In 1816, Mordecai Lewis, a veteran of Andrew Jackson's Indian campaigns and battles against the British, moves his family into the western Tennessee canebrakes. But Mordecai, a born wanderer, is not satisfied with farming, and with his sons Michael and Andrew and some other backwoodsmen, he leads a foray into Spanish-held Texas to hunt wild horses and return the mustang herd to sell in Tennessee.
Crossing the Sabine River, Mordecai's party encounters a Spanish patrol determined to repel all American invaders. After a bloody skirmish leaves their father dead, Michael and Andrew find their way back to their Tennessee farm.
Five years later, after the Spanish government in Mexico City has agreed to permit 300 American families to settle in Texas, the Lewis brothers have their opportunity to re-enter Texas. They ride to the frontier town of Natchitoches, Louisiana, where Michael falls in love with Marie Villaret, daughter of a wealthy French landowner, then cross the Sabine to find Stephen F. Austin, a Missouri entrepreneur in charge of the new American colony.
But the Lewises are considered interlopers and horse thieves and are dogged by a patrol led by the same ruthless Spanish offer who killed their father five years before.
Sons of Texas is the first volume in a trilogy that follows the lives and adventures of the Lewis family through the era of the Alamo and Texas Independence under Sam Houston.

& Taylor

Ten years after venturing into the Mexican province of Texas with his brother and a group of pioneers, Michael Lewis struggles with feelings of wanderlust and fights to keep his plot of land from being claimed by Mexican authorities and hostile Native Americans. By the author of Jericho's Road. 35,000 first printing.

Publisher: New York : Forge, 2006
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780765315250
Branch Call Number: F KEL
Characteristics: 284 p. ; 25 4cm
Additional Contributors: Early, Tom Sons of Texas


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