Daniel Boone A Common Man

January 5, 2018 | Author: Anonymous | Category: History, European History, The Enlightenment (1650-1800)
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Daniel Boone While many colonists were sojourners and explorers of the American Frontier, Daniel Boone was arguably the most famous for his accomplishments, and became part of an inspirational frontier mythology helping to shape American character thereafter. Created by Mr. Steve Hauprich for the acceleration and remediation of US history students.

“Daniel Boone was a man. Yes a big man. With an eye like and eagle and as tall as a mountain was he. Daniel Boone was a man. Yes a big man. He was brave, he was fearless and as tough as a mighty oak tree.”

He became a legendary figure due to his courage and great ability to thrive in the wilderness and survive military combat situations.

His life was similar to other men who earned their reputations in the American wild like George Washington, William Johnson, and Nick Stoner.

Daniel Boone was born in 1734 and raised as a Quaker in Pennsylvania, until the Boone Family moved to North Carolina when he was 15 years old…and young Boone would begin his lifelong pattern of migration into frontier areas in search of prosperity and happiness for himself and others.

Possibly due to the Regulator Movement in North Carolina, Boone did not want to stay in Carolina…he’d joined numerous expeditions into the wilderness during the French and Indian War… earning a reputation for stealth and courage… and he would now lead large parties of settlers Westward.

Boone led a group of settlers across the Appalachians through the Cumberland Gap in 1775 into the new western lands of Kentucky… establishing the frontier settlement of Boonesborough

Boone’s legacy would be built around around his daring leadership skills… and ability to survive conflicts with Indians.

During the American Revolution, frontier settlements like Boonesborough would face numerous attacks, taking the lives of many people on both sides of the conflict.

One of Boone’s most heroic episodes was the rescue of his teenage daughter from…

her Native American kidnappers in 1776.

Boone was later captured by Shawnee warriors during the American Revolution in 1778, and was briefly adopted into their tribe, until he made a daring escape to help save his friends and family back at the fort in Boonesborough, Kentucky.

Thereafter in life Daniel Boone would relocate numerous times into new settlements on the frontier, earning a living as a surveyor, land speculator, elected official in the Virginia Legislature, and often times finding himself losing money due to changing laws regarding his investments.

Later in life Daniel Boone took a job in the Spanish Territory of Missouri working for the Spanish as a government official helping to bring settlers into Spanish territories…until the Louisiana Purchase Treaty suddenly put him back on American soil and working with the US Government.

Daniel Boone American Pioneer and Trailblazer 1734 - 1820 ”I have never been lost, but I will admit to being confused for several weeks. “ —Daniel Boone

While Daniel Boone was not a scholar, he did enjoy reading the Bible and Gulliver’s Travels…

…we could even speculate he might have read Thomas Paine’s Common Sense or possibly Ben Franklin’s Poor Richard’s Almanac … …maybe even the Declaration of Independence

or the US Constitution…

"Many heroic exploits and chivalrous adventures are related to me which exist only in the regions of fancy. With me the world has taken great liberties, and yet I have been but a common man." ....Daniel Boone

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