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The Taking of Jemima Boone

Author : Matthew Pearl
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In his first work of narrative nonfiction, Matthew Pearl, bestselling author of acclaimed novel The Dante Club, explores the little-known true story of the kidnapping of legendary pioneer Daniel Boone’s daughter and the dramatic aftermath that rippled across the nation. On a quiet midsummer day in 1776, weeks after the signing of the Declaration of Independence, thirteen-year-old Jemima Boone and her friends Betsy and Fanny Callaway disappear near the Kentucky settlement of Boonesboro, the echoes of their faraway screams lingering on the air. A Cherokee-Shawnee raiding party has taken the girls as the latest salvo in the blood feud between American Indians and the colonial settlers who have decimated native lands and resources. Hanging Maw, the raiders’ leader, recognizes one of the captives as Jemima Boone, daughter of Kentucky's most influential pioneers, and realizes she could be a valuable pawn in the battle to drive the colonists out of the contested Kentucky territory for good. With Daniel Boone and his posse in pursuit, Hanging Maw devises a plan that could ultimately bring greater peace both to the tribes and the colonists. But after the girls find clever ways to create a trail of clues, the raiding party is ambushed by Boone and the rescuers in a battle with reverberations that nobody could predict. As Matthew Pearl reveals, the exciting story of Jemima Boone’s kidnapping vividly illuminates the early days of America’s westward expansion, and the violent and tragic clashes across cultural lines that ensue. In this enthralling narrative in the tradition of Candice Millard and David Grann, Matthew Pearl unearths a forgotten and dramatic series of events from early in the Revolutionary War that opens a window into America’s transition from colony to nation, with the heavy moral costs incurred amid shocking new alliances and betrayals.

Daniel Boone in North Carolina

Author : Edith Fergusen Carter
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Jemima Boone

Author : Moses Goldberg
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Jemima Boone, daughter of famed frontiersman Daniel Boone, is mourning the death of her father when she is confronted by the ghost of Native American warrior Blackfish. Having survived many battles between the Shawnee people and English settlers in Kentucky, Jemima is outraged when Blackfish suggests that her father was like a son to him. But as she recounts memories of her father and their adventures on the front lines, Jemima sees that they may have been chasing the same dreams as the people they viewed as the enemy.

Jemima Boone Daughter of the Frontier A One Woman Play about the Daughter of Daniel Boone

Author : L. Henry Dowell
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The daughter of Daniel Boone comes to life in this one woman show capturing what life was like for a teenage girl in the early days of the frontier. On Sunday, July 14, 1776, Indians captured three teenage girls from Fort Boonesborough, an early Kentucky settlement, as they were floating in a canoe on the Kentucky River. They were Jemima, daughter of the famous explorer, Daniel Boone, and Elizabeth and Frances, daughters of Colonel Richard Callaway. The Cherokee Hanging Maw led the Indians, a war party of two Cherokee and three Shawnee men. The settlement was thrown into a turmoil and a rescue party was organized by Boone. Meanwhile the captors hurried the girls north toward the Shawnee towns across the Ohio River. The girls attempted to mark their trail until threatened by the Indians. The third morning, as the Indians were building a fire for breakfast, the rescuers came up. "That's Father's gun!" cried Jemima, as one Indian was shot. He toppled into the fire and was seriously burned but not immediately killed. Two of the Indians later died from being wounded during the gunfight. The Indians retreated, leaving the girls to be escorted home. Check out www.blackboxtheatrepublishing.com for other great plays!!!

Daniel Boone

Author : Richard Kozar
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Presents a biography of the legendary frontiersman who explored Kentucky and the route to the West leading to American expansion of the United States.

Daniel Boone s Kentucky

Author : Russell Lunsford
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Jemima Boone is as thrilled to tell you about her daddy, Daniel Boone, as you will be to read her story about the settlement of the Kentucky frontier. Adventure and danger are behind every tree. Along with the Boone family triumphs are tragedies that Jemima painfully but sensitively shares with the reader. Children will quickly relate to Jemima, who is ten years old, as the book opens in 1773. Her wit and frontier humor will captivate young readers.

Caintuck Lies Within My Soul

Author : C. M. Huddleston
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"Caintuck Lies Within My Soul" is a masterful, historical biography that presents the story of Jemima Boone, Daniel's daughter. Written in novel form, C.M. Huddleston relates the thrilling story of Jemima's life, especially her dream of moving west of the Appalachian Mountains to live on America's first frontier.

The Boone family

Author : J.P. Crump
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The Boone family: a genealogical history of the descendants of George and Mary Boone, who came to America in 1717. Containing many unpublished bits of early Kentucky history. Also a biografical sketch of Daniel Boone, the Pioneer by one of his descendant.

Daniel Boone s Kentucky

Author : Russell Lunsford
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Jemima Boone is as thrilled to tell you about her daddy, Daniel Boone, as you will be to read her story about the settlement of the Kentucky frontier. Adventure and danger are behind every tree. Along with the Boone family triumphs are tragedies that Jemima painfully but sensitively shares with the reader. Children will quickly relate to Jemima, who is ten years old, as the book opens in 1773. Her wit and frontier humor will captivate young readers.

The Kentucky Adventure

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Daniel Boone

Author : John Mack Faragher
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Winner of the Los Angeles Times Book Prize for History for 1993 In the first and most reliable biography of Daniel Boone in more than fifty years, award-winning historian Faragher brilliantly portrays America's famous frontier hero. Drawing from popular narrative, the public record, scraps of documentation from Boone's own hand, and a treasure of reminiscence gathered by nineteenth-century antiquarians, Faragher uses the methods of new social history to create a portrait of the man and the times he helped shape. Blending themes from a much vitalized Western and frontier history with the words and ideas of ordinary people, Faragher has produced a book that will stand as the definitive life of Daniel Boone for decades to come, and one that illuminates the frontier world of Boone like no other.

Four Famous Kentuckians

Author : L. Dowell
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Four Famous Kentuckians is a collection of four, one-person plays about Jemima Boone, Dr. Ephraim McDowell, Abraham Lincoln and Colonel Harland Sanders. Heavily researched, it's a perfect collection for schools and theatres looking to teach Kentucky History using a first person narrative.

My Father Daniel Boone

Author : Neal O. Hammon
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One of the most famous figures of the American frontier, Daniel Boone clashed with the Shawnee and sought to exploit the riches of a newly settled region. Despite Boone's fame, his life remains wrapped in mystery.The Boone legend, which began with the publication of John Filson's The Adventures of Col. Daniel Boone and continued through modern times with Fess Parker's Daniel Boone television series, has become a hopeless mix of fact and fiction. Born in 1819, archivist Lyman Draper was a tireless collector of oral history and is responsible for much of what we do know about Boone. Particularly interested in frontier history, Draper conducted interviews with the famous and the obscure and collected thousands of manuscripts (he walked hundreds of miles through the South to save historical materials during the Civil War). In an 1851 visit with Boone's youngest son, Nathan, and Nathan's wife, Olive, Draper produced over three hundred pages of notes that became the most important source of information about Daniel. The interviews provide a wealth of accurate, first-hand information about Boone's years in Kentucky, his capture by Indians, his defense of Fort Boonesboro, his lengthy hunting expeditions, and his final years in Missouri. My Father, Daniel Boone is an engaging account of one of America's great pioneers, in which Nathan makes a point of separating fact from fiction. From explaining the methods his father used to track game to detailing how land speculation and legal problems from title claims caused Boone to leave Kentucky and take up residence farther west, Nathan Boone's portrait of his father brings a crucial period in frontier history to life.

This Dark and Bloody Ground

Author : Lori Roberts
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Twelve-year-old Maggie Diele is on the adventure of a lifetime. Traveling to newly acquired Kentucke, Maggie and her family embark on a trek through the Appalachian Mountains to the Cumberland Gap. There, her family, and others like them will follow Daniel Boone through the Gap to the dangerous settlement of Boonesborough in 1776. The country is in turmoil as the Revolutionary War begins. The newly arrived settlers find the area rugged and prone to attack from nearby Indians. After seeing one of the children massacred, the men keep their long rifles and muskets at the ready. Young Maggie and her best friend, Mary Katherine, want to join the pretty and popular Jemima Boone and Calloway sisters for an afternoon excursion on the river. Being turned away, the two girls decide to follow the trio from the bluff above the river. As Maggie and Mary Katherine watch, they see Indians sneak up on the girls in the canoe. They turn and run. But will they make it back to the fort in time to warn the men to save the girls--or will they too fall prey to the savages?

Daniel Boone

Author : Janet Benge
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In search of a land to call his own, Daniel Boone (1734-1820) fearlessly led a band of brave settlers into bountiful Kentucky wilderness, where his heroic accomplishments on the frontier made him an American legend for all time.

Daniel Boone Wilderness Scout

Author : Stewart Edward White
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This biography of the woodsman places Daniel Boone in the context of his own era, and tries to explain why the skills Boone possessed made him a public figure while other men with similar skills are not remembered.

White Captives

Author : June Namias
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White Captives offers a new perspective of Indian-white coexistence on the American frontier through analysis of historical, anthropological, political, and literary materials. --> Namias shows that visual, literary, and historical accounts of the capture of Euro-Americans by Indians are commentaries on the uncertain boundaries of gender, race, and culture during the colonial Indian Wars, the American Revolution, and the Civil War. She compares the experiences and representations of male and female captives over time and on successive frontiers and examines the narratives of captives Jane McCrea, Mary Jemison, and Sarah Wakefield.

Kentucky s Boone

Author : K. Melissa Burton
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Starvation? Sickness? Scalping? You bet! Kentucky's early settlers faced all this and more! Kentucky's Boone: The Pioneer Spirit takes a look at Kentucky's frontier people and the daily hardships they faced when they arrived in the land some American Indians called Kain-tuck-ee. Discover how a small group of settlers held off a Shawnee attack and why Jemima Boone learned to stay clear of the Kentucky River shoreline. You'll also discover what the pioneers and mummies of ancient Egypt had in common and why Kentucky's nickname was Dark and Bloody Ground! Come along on the trip back to a time when bear, buffalo, and danger were everywhere. You're sure to say...Now that's interesting!

Benjamin Nathan Tuggle Adventurer

Author : Russell Lunsford
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Benjamin Nathan Tuggle thinks he’s just like any other twelve-year- old growing up in Eastern Kentucky in 1976—until he learns he can travel back in time. He knows for sure that he’s not dreaming when he meets Daniel Boone, a hunter, woodsman, and adventurer. The year is 1776, and Boone and the other settlers of Boonesborough are braving the dangers of the wilderness to open up an unexplored frontier. Wild bears and marauding Indians are no match for Boone. The woodsman has never met a situation he couldn’t talk, fight, or run his way out of, but he might not be able to match Benjamin’s wit and energy. Despite their differences of personality and time period, the two develop a kinship as they discover the passion that they share for nature, adventure, and justice. To truly make a difference and prove that he belongs, Benjamin must overcome his fears and get involved in events he’s only read about in school. Join him as he journeys back in time, meets legends from the past, and explores the wonderful wilderness of the American frontier in Benjamin Nathan Tuggle: Adventurer.

Some Boone Descendants and Kindred of the St Charles District

Author : Lilian Hays Oliver
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George Boone III (1666-1844) married Mary Milton Maugridge about 1689 and, as Quakers, in 1717 the family immigrated from England to Berks County, Pennsylvania. Descendants and relatives lived in Pennsyl- vania, North Carolina, Kentucky, Missouri, Kansas, Oklahoma, Texas, California, Washington and elsewhere.