James “Jim” Bowie


James "Jim" Bowie (pronounced /ˈbuːiː/ boo-ee or /ˈboʊ.i/ bo-ee; (c. 1796 – March 6, 1836) was a nineteenth-century American pioneer, soldier, smuggler, slave trader, and land speculator, who played a prominent role in the Texas Revolution, culminating in his death at the Battle of the Alamo. Stories of him as a fighter and frontiersman, both real and fictitious, have made him a legendary figure in Texas history and a folk hero of American culture.

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