Daniel Boone: The Pioneer of Kentucky

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John S. C. Abbott

Series: Historical Figures
BISAC: BIO023000

The name of Daniel Boone is a conspicuous one in the annals of our country. And yet there are but few who are familiar with the events of his wonderful career, or who have formed a correct estimate of the character of the man. Many suppose that he was a rough, coarse backwoodsman, almost as savage as the bears he pursued in the chase, or the Indians whose terrors he so perseveringly braved. Instead of this, he was one of the most mild and unboastful of men. He was truly one of nature’s gentle men. This narrative reveals a state of society and habitudes of life during the founding of the Republic.
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Preface
CHAPTER I. The Discovery and early Settlement of America.
CHAPTER II. Daniel Boone, his Parentage, and early Adventures.
CHAPTER III. Louisiana, its Discovery and Vicissitudes.
CHAPTER IV. Camp Life Beyond the Alleghanies.
CHAPTER V. Indian Warfare.
CHAPTER VI. Sufferings of the Pioneers.
CHAPTER VII. Life in the Wilderness.
CHAPTER VIII. Captivity and Flight.
CHAPTER IX. Victories and Defeats.
CHAPTER X. British Allies.
CHAPTER XI. Kentucky organized as a State.
CHAPTER XII. Adventures Romantic and Perilous.
CHAPTER XIII. A New Home.
CHAPTER XIV. Conclusion.
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