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Interesting Indian History #7148163
01/21/21 02:22 PM
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So I am reading a biography of Daniel Boone, who was an incredible character by the way.

It's a myth that white people took the land away from the natives in North America; in most cases it was sold to the whites by the Indians, at least in the eastern half of the US. In some cases the Indians sold it to the British, and then it was taken by the US in the revolutionary war. It's complicated to say the least.

Anyway, Daniel Boone was instrumental in settling Kentucky as he was one of the first whites to go west of the Cumberland Gap. At that time, he was under employ of some wealthy investors (The Transylvania company) and was given 10,000 acres of land in exchange for his explorations, but he never actually collected on it. At that time, the Shawnees were constantly fighting with the Cherokees over the area that would become Kentucky because it was such rich land for growing crops and hunting, with abundant wildlife resources. These two tribes were killing each other in battle constantly. About the time Daniel Boone came upon the scene, the Cherokees had got the upper hand and were in control of Kentucky. They then SOLD the area, most of the state of Kentucky, to this private company! Yes, at one time most of the state was privately owned and purchased from the Indians.

Then the Cherokees moved on and the Shawnees moved back into control, not realizing that the bluegrass area was now owned by a company made up of white investors who were sending in settlers and building forts. Some pretty serious conflicts ensued as you can imagine, and a lot of whites were killed, including two of Boone's sons. (He had 10 children and 67 grandchildren.) Fascinating stuff.

Just thought you'd find this interesting.

Re: Interesting Indian History [Re: BernieB.] #7148171
01/21/21 02:27 PM
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I have been to his old homestead where Danial Boone was born and grew up as a boy in Pennsylvania.


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Re: Interesting Indian History [Re: BernieB.] #7148178
01/21/21 02:34 PM
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LMBO @ BerniB bringin up facts in 2021!

Are you trynta melt a few snow flakes bear boy?
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Re: Interesting Indian History [Re: BernieB.] #7148180
01/21/21 02:35 PM
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His life was Amazing


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Re: Interesting Indian History [Re: BernieB.] #7148181
01/21/21 02:36 PM
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I studied Daniel Boone hard when I was a kid in school.


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Re: Interesting Indian History [Re: BernieB.] #7148211
01/21/21 03:03 PM
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Daniel Boone was met rafting down the Missouri (alone) with packs of beaver pelts in 1811 by Astor's overland expedition to the Columbia. He had spent the previous year trapping beaver on the headwaters and had overwintered with the Mandans in the Dakotas.
The expedition leader Wilson Price Hunt asked him to join the party going west and Daniel reportedly got excited about it, but after sleeping on it decided he was too old. He was going to turn 78 in a few months.


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Re: Interesting Indian History [Re: BernieB.] #7148215
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Here's a good one on Indian History

https://www.amazon.com/Wild-Frontie...mp;qid=1611259523&s=books&sr=1-2

Very interesting reading - the Iroquois make the Apaches look tame!


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Re: Interesting Indian History [Re: BernieB.] #7148219
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It's nice to know natives were crushing each others skulls with war clubs before us white guys came along. I thought it was nothing but bliss before that.

Re: Interesting Indian History [Re: BernieB.] #7148221
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I think White17 had a girlfriend who’s younger sister yoused to babysit young Dan’l.

Osky


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Re: Interesting Indian History [Re: Osky] #7148309
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Originally Posted by Osky
I think White17 had a girlfriend who’s younger sister yoused to babysit young Dan’l.

Osky


Why do you do that!! ^^^^


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Re: Interesting Indian History [Re: Leftlane] #7148364
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Originally Posted by Leftlane
LMBO @ BerniB bringin up facts in 2021!

Are you trynta melt a few snow flakes bear boy?
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You drunk this early in the day?

Re: Interesting Indian History [Re: BernieB.] #7148385
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I have a book called "daniel boone and the hunters of kentucky" circa 1854(iirc), bought at garage sale bout 25 yrs ago for 50 cents


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Re: Interesting Indian History [Re: the Blak Spot] #7148388
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Originally Posted by the Blak Spot
I have a book called "daniel boone and the hunters of kentucky" circa 1854(iirc), bought at garage sale bout 25 yrs ago for 50 cents


Is it for sale?

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Heard a story of Boone shipping a fortune of Ginseng up the Ohio. Can’t remember exactly what happened but he lost it all in the river.

Re: Interesting Indian History [Re: BernieB.] #7148403
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Originally Posted by BernieB.
Originally Posted by the Blak Spot
I have a book called "daniel boone and the hunters of kentucky" circa 1854(iirc), bought at garage sale bout 25 yrs ago for 50 cents


Is it for sale?

Give you double your money grin


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Re: Interesting Indian History [Re: Posco] #7148406
01/21/21 05:17 PM
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Originally Posted by Posco
It's nice to know natives were crushing each others skulls with war clubs before us white guys came along. I thought it was nothing but bliss before that.

Yeah, Ha!


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Re: Interesting Indian History [Re: the Blak Spot] #7148433
01/21/21 05:46 PM
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Originally Posted by the Blak Spot
I have a book called "daniel boone and the hunters of kentucky" circa 1854(iirc), bought at garage sale bout 25 yrs ago for 50 cents


What year was the book you have printed? I see there's a reprinted version done in 2010.

Re: Interesting Indian History [Re: BernieB.] #7148448
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I know when the Cherokee-Shawnee's captured Boone's daughter Jemima... some pretty amazing tracking skills to find her and papa bear wasn't too kind to the kidnappers.

Re: Interesting Indian History [Re: Eagleye] #7148454
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Originally Posted by Eagleye
I know when the Cherokee-Shawnee's captured Boone's daughter Jemima... some pretty amazing tracking skills to find her and papa bear wasn't too kind to the kidnappers.


Yeah he killed one of them when the Indians were fleeing, turns out it was the son of Chief Blackfish, and that is one of he things that precipitated the 11 day siege on the fort at Boonesboro where quite a few shawnees and settlers were killed

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Allan Eckart's The Frontiersman is a must read for anyone interested in that era.
Follows Simon Kenton, a friend of Boone's.

He was Boonier than Boone!

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