This spur, worn over a riding boot, was made in Mexico in the mid-1800s.
Sam Houston's Hunting Knife
Grade Range: 5-12
Resource Type(s): Artifacts, Primary Sources
Date Posted: 12/21/2010
Sam Houston emerged as a prominent player in the affairs of Texas. Houston was elected commander in chief of the armies of Texas and took control of the Texas forces after the fall of the Alamo. On April 21, 1836, his force defeated Santa Anna and secured Texas independence. Houston was elected the first president of the Republic of Texas. After statehood in 1845, Houston was elected senator from Texas to the Congress of the United States.