The authors of Sam Houston and the American Southwest are Handlin Oscar and Randolph B. Campbell is a professor in University of North Texas in Denton; in fact, he wrote this book and may others such as Gone to Texas and The History of the Lone Star State. Nonetheless, Sam Houston and the American Southwest is an interesting book about life involving a child who is relentless and rebellious. Moreover, the author explains that the child had insignificant formal education, though he loved reading. The book explains about the journey that this character took after being tired of Tennessee, where he crossed the river to live among Cherokee Indians. Besides, the book explains that when he arrived at his destination, he lived with Indians Sam Houston and learnt significant lessons that later became applicable in his life. Therefore, he lived among the whites and Indians for this period of time. The book explains about the war that started in 1812, but Sam refrained from joining it as a volunteer; instead, he decided to study mathematics1. Later in 1813, he made another decision to join the seventh American Infantry, thereby abandoning his teaching career and this earned him a title to third Lieutenant; in fact, book explains that Sam managed to charge towards Creek reinforcement during a battle of reek war. Nonetheless, the book narrates that he was injured twice with arrows and they were defeated in the battle field; thus, Sam had to make petitions in order to remain in the military.