Set in the Louisiana Territory around 1830, wealthy planter Jim Bowie encounters many famous people in New Orleans or the backwoods, relying for protection on the knife he supposedly invented after his regular one broke in a fight with a grizzly.

The Adventures of Jim Bowie - Netflix

Type: Scripted

Languages: English

Status: Ended

Runtime: 30 minutes

Premier: 1956-09-07

The Adventures of Jim Bowie - Rezin Bowie - Netflix

Rezin Pleasant Bowie (September 8, 1793 – January 17, 1841) was a planter, inventor, and mercenary. He also served three terms in the Louisiana House of Representatives. Bowie's surname was pronounced to rhyme with the French “Louis” (/ˈbuːiː/ boo-ee). (Although some works refer to the alternate pronunciation /ˈboʊ.i/ bo-ee. (v. James “Jim” Bowie) With his brother James “Jim” Bowie, Rezin Bowie smuggled slaves and worked as a land speculator. The brothers set up the first steam-powered sugar mill in Louisiana. Bowie took credit for inventing the Bowie knife, which came to prominence when used by James in the Sandbar Fight of 1827. After James moved to Mexican Texas, Rezin accompanied him on an expedition to find the Lost San Saba Mine. They did not find the mine, but their adventures in fending off a much larger Indian raiding party became widely known. In his later years Bowie suffered from poor eyesight. He lived with his wife and daughters on a plantation in Louisiana.

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