Daniel Boone: After 1776
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On April 24, 1777 Shawnees led by Chief Blackfish attacked
Boonesborough. A bullet struck Boone's leg, shattering his
kneecap, but he was carried back inside the fort amid a flurry
of bullets by Simon Kenton, a recent arrival at Boonesborough.
Kenton became Boone's close friend as well as a legendary
frontiersman in his own right.
2) On , when Boone was hunting meat for
the expedition, he was surprised and captured by warriors led
by Blackfish. Because Boone's party was greatly outnumbered,
he convinced his men to surrender rather than put up a fight.
When were they captured?
- February 7, 1778
- February 17, 1778
- February 27, 1778
3) Boone and his men were taken to
Blackfish's town of Chillicothe where they were made to run
the gauntlet. As was their custom, the Shawnees adopted some
of the prisoners into the tribe to replace fallen warriors;
the remainder were taken to Hamilton in Detroit. Boone was
adopted into a Shawnee family at Chillicothe, perhaps into the
family of Chief Blackfish himself. On June 16, 1778, when he
learned that Blackfish was about to return to Boonesborough
with a large force, Boone eluded his captors and raced home,
covering the 160 miles to Boonesborough in five days on
horseback and, after his horse gave out, on foot. What name
was Daniel given?
4) A popular image of Boone which
emerged in later years is that of the backwoodsman who had
little affinity for "civilized" society, moving away
from places like Boonesborough when they became "too
crowded". In reality, however, Boone was a leading
citizen of Kentucky at this time. When Kentucky was divided
into three Virginia counties in November 1780, Boone was
promoted to lieutenant colonel in the Fayette County militia.
In April 1781, Boone was elected as a representative to the
Virginia General Assembly, which was held in Richmond. In
1782, he was elected sheriff of Fayette County.
5) After the Revolution, Boone resettled
in Limestone, then a booming Ohio River port. What was it
renamed in 1786?
6) Boone kept a tavern and worked as a
surveyor, horse trader, and land speculator. He was initially
prosperous, owning seven slaves by 1787, a relatively large
number for Kentucky at the time, which was dominated by small
farms rather than large plantations. Boone became something of
a celebrity. In 1784, on Boone's 50th birthday, a historian
published The Discovery, Settlement And present State of
Kentucke, a book which included a chronicle of Boone's
adventures. Who published the book?
- John Filson
- Ernie Pyle
- Edward Roberts
7) Although the Revolutionary War had
ended, the border war with American Indians north of the Ohio
River soon resumed. In September 1786, Boone took part in a
military expedition into the Ohio Country led by Benjamin
Logan. The 1786 expedition was the last time Boone saw
8) In 1788, where did Daniel move to? In
1788, Daniel moved. In the new home, he operated a trading
post and occasionally worked as a surveyor's assistant. In
1791, he was elected to the Virginia legislature for the third
time. Where had he moved too?
- Point Pleasant, Virginia (now West
- Bridgeport, Virginia (now West
- Oakdale, Maryland
9) In 1795, he and Rebecca moved back to
Kentucky, living in present Nicholas County on land owned by
their son Daniel Morgan Boone. In 1799, Boone moved out of the
United States. Where did they move too?
- Missouri (Spanish Louisiana)
- South Dakota (Canadian Territory)
- Santa Fe, Mexico
10) Boone served as syndic and
commandant until 1804, when Missouri became part of the United
States following the Louisiana Purchase. Because Boone's land
grants from the Spanish government had been largely based on
verbal agreements, he once again lost his land claims. In
1809, he petitioned Congress to restore his Spanish land
claims. When was the claims finally restored?
11) Frankfort Cemetery in Kentucky claims he is buried there. What
other cemetery claims to have Boone's remains? Where is Daniel Boone
- Burial Hill, Plymouth, Massachusetts
- Woodlawn Cemetery, Santa Monica, California
- Old Bryan Farm, Marthasville, Missouri