My Father, Daniel Boone

My Father, Daniel Boone

The Draper Interviews With Nathan Boone

Book - 2012 | Paperback ed.
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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.
Born in 1815, archivist Lyman Draper was a tireless collector of oral history and is responsible for much of what we know about Daniel Boone. 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 concerning Boone's years in Kentucky, his capture by Indians, his defense of Fort Boonesboro, his lengthy hunting expeditions, and his final years in Missouri.
Publisher: Lexington, Ky. : University Press of Kentucky, c2012.
Edition: Paperback ed.
ISBN: 9780813134659
081313465X
Branch Call Number: BIO BOONE BOONE
Characteristics: xi, 180 p. : ill., maps, geneal tables ; 23 cm.

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