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Davy Crockett

Another Hero of My Youth  (Another in a series of observations about life in West Midwood as it is lived today…or maybe not) Lately, observing the political scene, I wondered whether the portrait of Davy Crockett in the 1955 Walt Disney TV mini-series - later released as a movie - was accurate. Was he really a man of principle who, to paraphrase his most famous quote, made sure he was right, then went ahead and did the right thing? For those who have not seen the movie, which by the way, my 8 year old son loved watching back in the days of VHS tapes (and now can be streamed online for a couple of bucks), Davy Crockett was presented as an Indian fighter in the first episode who extended his hand to his foes once a treaty was signed. Davey in Profile Here Looks Like One of the "Fab Four" Who Would Cause A Sensation 9 Years Hence Then in episode two he befriended a Native American family evicted from their home by criminals, and helped to forcibly retake their land f