Surveys the life of the American frontiersman who became a member of Congress and died trying to defend the Alamo.
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: For many, Davy Crockett embodies the spirit of the American frontier. As a young man, he was famous for his fighting and hunting skills. Decades later, he died a hero at the Alamo, fighting for Texas's independence from Mexico. During the years in between, he was a nationally recognized political leader and representative of the frontier, and was known as a backwoods statesman who reveled in his own fame. The legend of Davy Crockett still lives on in songs, stories, and films. Primary source documents and images help define and explain this legendary hero and the time in which he lived.