"Ever since I was knee-high to a grasshopper, I've spent my while life dodge death and danger... I've fought my way through some of the wildest times in America's history." Jim Beckwourth was a legend in his own lifetime. He was the son of a white landowner and an African-American slave. Beckworth lived and incredible life, exploring, trapping, blazing trails, living among Native Americans, and leading wagon trails.
Text Type: Biography, Recount
Theme/Topic: Conflict and Challenge, Connections with Native People
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