Daniel Boone and Others on the Kentucky Frontier

Autobiographies and Narratives, 1769–1795

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About the Book

This is a collection of first-hand accounts that illuminate life on America’s trans–Appalachian frontier. The voices range from the legendary Daniel Boone (here, in its entirety, is Boone’s autobiography) to a wide array of ordinary settlers, and many of the stories are published here for the first time. Also included are historical and analytical essays that give context to each story, and numerous maps and illustrations.

About the Author(s)

Darren R. Reid is an instructor at the University of Dundee (Scotland).

Bibliographic Details

Edited by Darren R. Reid
Format: softcover (7 x 10)
Pages: 228
Bibliographic Info: 8 photos, maps, notes, bibliography, index
Copyright Date: 2009
pISBN: 978-0-7864-4377-2
eISBN: 978-0-7864-5389-4
Imprint: McFarland

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments      vii

Introduction      1

PART I: DANIEL BOONE’S NARRATIVE      11

One. Westward Ho! The Kentucky Frontier War, 1775–1795

(By the Editor)      13

Two. The Adventures of Colonel Daniel Boon      33

Three. Commentaries and Essays (By the Editor)      46

Four. The Piankashaw Council      74

Five. Boone: A Family History      76

PART II: THE JOHN D. SHANE INTERVIEWS      79

Six. Josiah Collins’ First Interview      82

Seven. Josiah Collins’ Second Interview      98

Eight. William Sudduth’s Interview      116

Nine. A Sketch of the Life of William Sudduth      120

PART III: CROSSING THE DIVIDING LINE      141

Ten. The Narrative of Doctor John Knight      147

Eleven. The Narrative of John Slover      155

Twelve. To Live Among the Indians: The Narrative of John Tanner      163

Chapter Notes      197

Bibliography      207

Index      211

Book Reviews & Awards

“a godsend for those looking for primary materials about Daniel Boone and other early Kentucky frontier people”—Appalachian Heritage.