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Author Brown, Meredith Mason, 1940-

Title Frontiersman : Daniel Boone and the making of America / Meredith Mason Brown.

Imprint Baton Rouge : Louisiana State University Press, c2008.


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Central Library Non-Fiction    92 Boone,D BRO    Available
Description xxii, 375 p., [10] p. of plates : ill., maps ; 24 cm.
Series Southern biography series
Southern biography series.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. 287-341) and index.
Contents Old Boone -- Quakers in Pennsylvania, settlers in backcountry North Carolina -- Braddock's defeat: how not to fight Indians -- A good wife -- Long hunts -- Boone's first hunts in Kentucky -- Boone begins to open the wilderness: the first attempt to settle Kentucky -- Transylvania, the wilderness road, and the building of Boonesborough -- Dark and bloody ground: an introduction to Kentucky during the Revolutionary War -- The capture and rescue of the girls -- The Shawnees capture Boone -- Boone among the Shawnees -- The siege of Boonesborough -- Indian raids and the Battle of the Blue Licks -- White and Indians -- Trading and land speculation: master of all he surveyed? -- Living legend, shrinking fortune -- Out to Missouri -- Boone in Missouri -- Last days -- Life after death.
Summary Supported with copious maps, illustrations, endnotes, and a detailed chronology of Boone's life, Frontiersman provides a fresh and accurate rendering of a man most people know only as a folk hero--and of the nation that has mythologized him for over two centuries.
Subject Boone, Daniel, 1734-1820.
Boone, Daniel, 1734-1820 -- Influence.
Boone, Daniel, 1734-1820 -- Relations with Indians.
Pioneers -- Kentucky -- Biography.
Explorers -- Kentucky -- Biography.
Frontier and pioneer life -- Kentucky.
Frontier and pioneer life -- United States.
Kentucky -- Discovery and exploration.
Missouri -- Discovery and exploration.
United States -- Territorial expansion.
ISBN 0807133566 (cloth : alk. paper)
9780807133569 (cloth : alk. paper)

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