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Thread #38359 Message #2870526
Posted By: GUEST,RDavS
24-Mar-10 - 12:31 AM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Farewell to the Mountains (Davy Crockett)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Farewell to the Mountains (Davy Crockett)
Don't know much about "Farewell", but Lundy's diatribe against the Texans proves only that he didn't like them. The Texas revolt was a joint effort by newly arrived people from the U.S. and native Tejanos (who traced their ancestry to both Spaniards and Native Americans) in response to the reversal in Mexican government from a Federalist Constitution to a Centralist Dictatorship. The Americans did not go with the purpose of fomenting a revolt, but for the opportunity of land and riches that the government approved land grants offered. They became Mexican citizens and supported the Mexican Constitution of 1824. The Texas declaration of independence did not come until during the siege of the Alamo. Like others, David Crockett figured he'd spend a short time in service to the province of Texas and then bring his family from Tennessee once he secured his grant. David was a legend in his own time and for a while thereafter, but that legendary status almost completely faded by about 1900 and was revived by the Disney productions.