Roots: The Saga of an American Family Chapter 100 Summary

Alex Haley

Chapter 100 Summary

Even though Tom Lea never mentioned the huge cockfights in New Orleans again, both Chicken George and Tom had enough cockfighting in the immediate vicinity to keep them busy.

In 1836, Chicken George hears just as much national news as ever on his cockfighting travels. For example, bitterness toward white men seemed to grow and grow. Chicken George even hears about the Seminole Indians down in Florida killing United States soldiers with no mercy. Furthermore, Chicken George gets word of the Alamo, where hundreds of Mexican people massacred white man after white man, including important lawmen, such as Davey Crockett. Finally, Chicken George hears news of President Van Buren forcing the lion’s share of Indians west of...

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