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 three hundred American
families to settle in Texas, the Lewis brothers have their opportunity to
reenter Texas. 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
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