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Set in the Louisiana Territory around 1830, wealthy planter Jim Bowie encounters many famous people in New Orleans, or the backwoods, relying on the knife he supposedly invented for protection.
  • The Birth of the Blade
    Episode 1 - 21 mins
    Jim Bowie encounters a bear, the event which inspired the first Bowie knife to be made.
  • The Squatter
    Episode 2 - 21 mins
    Jim Bowie gives an arrogant Southern belle a lesson in manners and wins.
  • The Adventure with Audubon
    Episode 3 - 21 mins
    Jim is amused when his friend is mistaken for the missing son to the king of France.
  • Deputy Sheriff
    Episode 4 - 21 mins
    Jim takes a turn as a volunteer deputy to guard a prisoner.
  • Trapline
    Episode 5 - 21 mins
    Jim Bowie smashes a fur monopoly and makes open bidding available for Louisiana trappers.
  • Broomstick Wedding
    Episode 6 - 21 mins
    A case of mistaken identity leads to a shotgun wedding.
  • Natchez Trace
    Episode 7 - 21 mins
    Jim is asked to protect a group of travelers from a criminal preying on the road to Natchez.
  • Jim Bowie Comes Home
    Episode 8 - 21 mins
    Jim's family takes on the local saloon keeper, who has different visions of the town's future.
  • The Ghost of Jean Battoo
    Episode 9 - 21 mins
    Farmers are being forced to pay an old woman who threatens to unleash a ghost on them.
  • The Secessionist
    Episode 10 - 21 mins
    President Jackson asks Jim's friend to prevent a group of planters from seceding from the Union.
  • Land Jumpers
    Episode 11 - 21 mins
    While traveling along the Mississippi, Jim is ambushed by settlers.
  • The Select Females
    Episode 12 - 21 mins
    Jim encounters two school teachers searching for one of their students who is planning to elope.
  • Jim Bowie and His Slave
    Episode 13 - 21 mins
    Jim learns that a slave he had freed has been recaptured and is about to be sold at a slave auction.
  • Outlaw Kingdom
    Episode 14 - 21 mins
    Jim goes in search of a group of river pirates who've stolen his cargo.
  • The Swordsman
    Episode 15 - 21 mins
    Jim is distracted by a beautiful woman while traveling to New Orleans to buy an estate.
  • The Return of the Alcibiade
    Episode 16 - 21 mins
    Jim sets out to find the thief who stole the Christmas gift he purchased for his mother.
  • Monsieur Francois
    Episode 17 - 21 mins
    Bowie aids a French boy and his aunt who are victimized by confidence tricksters.
  • A Horse for Old Hickory
    Episode 18 - 21 mins
    Jim finds himself bidding against Sam Houston when he tries to buy a racehorse.
  • The Beggar of New Orleans
    Episode 19 - 21 mins
    Jim tries to help a former fencing champion who's down on his luck.
  • Osceola
    Episode 20 - 21 mins
    Jim steps in when the Army tries to relocate the Seminole Indigenous people from their lands.
  • Master at Arms
    Episode 21 - 21 mins
    Bowie’s lottery ticket purchase results in an attempted robbery by the man who sold it to him.
  • Convoy Gold
    Episode 22 - 21 mins
    Jim must escort a shipment of gold to New Orleans.
  • Spanish Intrigue
    Episode 23 - 21 mins
    Bowie makes an agreement to sell supplies to Don Carlo Miro, unaware that the Spanish king objects.
  • Bayou Tontite
    Episode 24 - 21 mins
    Naturalist James Audubon asks Jim to protect a young heiress.
  • German George
    Episode 25 - 21 mins
    Jim hunts for the man who swindled and killed his friend.
  • An Eye for an Eye
    Episode 26 - 21 mins
    Hoping to prevent an Indigenous uprising, Bowie shares the story of John Smith and Pocahontas.
  • The Captain's Chimp
    Episode 27 - 21 mins
    The pet chimpanzee of a kidnapped captain ends up in Bowie's hotel room.
  • Jackson's Assassination
    Episode 28 - 21 mins
    Jim is unwittingly dragged into a plot to assassinate President Jackson.
  • Rezin Bowie, Gambler
    Episode 29 - 21 mins
    Jim's brother makes a big gambling win and believes he is good enough to become a professional.
  • Thieves' Market
    Episode 30 - 21 mins
    Jim gives a young Frenchman a tour of the infamous New Orleans market.
  • The Pearl and the Crown
    Episode 31 - 21 mins
    Jim, annoyed by a poem in the paper, becomes a prime suspect when the paper's editor is murdered.
  • The General's Disgrace
    Episode 32 - 21 mins
    Jim’s suspicions grow after wave of hold-ups, thinking the blame may lie with a general's son.
  • The Lottery
    Episode 33 - 21 mins
    Jim organizes a lottery to benefit an orphanage.
  • The Intruder
    Episode 34 - 21 mins
    Jim decides to help a youngster caught burglarizing Jim's friend's house.
  • Country Cousin
    Episode 35 - 21 mins
    Jim's family is upset when Jim gets his cousin in on a deal that ends up being a scam.
  • The Bound Girl
    Episode 36 - 21 mins
    Jim tries to help a young Irish girl who's been indentured to a nasty widower.
  • The Bounty Hunter
    Episode 37 - 21 mins
    A bounty hunter targets Jim and his friend after the pair inadvertently help a fugitive escape.
  • Gone to Texas
    Episode 38 - 21 mins
    Jim visits Texas, hoping to buy land, but is arrested as a spy and sentenced to death.

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