A piece of Mike Fink's Life
Mike Fink was more of a rogue
compared to Davy Crockett. He always lived on the frontier. He was born in Fort Pitt in 1770.
The cabin he lived in with his
family was rather rough. Mike slept on the floor or in a bed which was mounted on a forked branch planted in the ground. His
family was more on the poor side because they had very little furniture and kitchen utensils.
At an early age he learned to wield the bow and
arrow. He had learned how to hunt close range at the same time he learned how to swear.
Throughout his boy-hood, Mike heard many stories
about Indians and how they raided Fort Pitt and the various battles that the settlers had to deal with. Later, Mike began
to dream about killing and scalping Indians.
When Mike was twelve, he was given his first rifel.
After adapting to the weight of the gun, he soon learned how to use it with deadly accuracy.
By the time he was seventeen, Mike became part
of a body of settlers who were rangers that fought against Indians. As a scout, Mike went into Indian territory to find out
when they were going to attack next