Business: The Wild Frontier

And so I took my woolen wrappers, and a pair of mockasins, and tied up some dry clothes, and a pair of shoes and stockings ... I had my big butcher in my belt, and I had a pair of dressed buckskin breeches on . . . We shouldered our guns, blankets, and provisions, and trudged merrily on.

—The Autobiography of Davy Crockett

Ever since February U.S. youngsters have swooped down on U.S. stores like marauding Indians, snapping up everything in sight that faintly resembles what Davy Crockett wore. To U.S. retailers, there has...

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