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- Daniel Boone was born in 1734 in the Oley Valley, near Reading, a colony of Pennsylvania. He was the sixth child of Squire Boone Sr., an English blacksmith and farmer, and Sarah Morgan, a Welsh woman. Young Daniel grew up in a Quaker family. As a child, he learned how to read and write through his mother.
- At the age of five, his father taught him practical skills like wood chopping and cow herding. In his early teens, Boone had his first rifle and quickly manifested his talent in hunting bear, beaver, fox, deer and wild turkey.
- When he was 15, his family moved to Rowan County, North Carolina. The Boones were able to buy 1,300 acres of land. Daniel helped his family by hunting animals and selling their skins. Daniel became Yadkin Valley’s best sharpshooter.
- In 1754, when the French-Indian War broke out, Boone joined the British army as a wagon driver and blacksmith. He was included in Brigadier General Edward Braddock’s expedition when the fleet faced its defeat at Turtle Creek. With his survival skills, Boone escaped death on a horseback.
- On August 15, 1756, Boone returned to North Carolina and married Rebecca Bryan with whom he had ten children. Boone’s sister was married to Rebecca’s brother.
Daniel Boone’s Expedition
- In 1769, Boone, together with a few men, including John Finley, went on an expedition and discovered a trail through the Cumberland Gap. Finley, a frontier trader was an immigrant from Northern Ireland who became acquainted with Boone during the French-Indian War.
- The Cumberland Gap was a narrow passage to the Appalachian Mountains. Boone and his men discovered a wide meadowland for farming and hunting.
- During their stay, Boone and his brother were captured by Shawnee Indians. Prior to Boone’s exploration, Shawnee Indians and England had agreed that the land west of the Appalachian was theirs. The brothers were sent home and warned to never return.
- By 1775, Boone, along with the Transylvania Company built a road, fort, and a settlement later on. For the next three years, the Wilderness Road and Boonesborough were constructed.
- In July 1776, local Shawnee and Cherokee tribes resisted Boone’s settlement. They kidnapped Boone’s daughter, Jemima, but she was later rescued by her father. By 1778, Boone himself was captured by the Native American Indians.
- For years, Native American Indian tribes regularly attacked forts and settlements to show their resistance.
Later Life, Death, and Legacy
- In 1788, with issues on land settlement, Boone and his family left Kentucky and moved to Point Pleasant, part of West Virginia. By 1799, they settled in Missouri where he spent his last days.
- On September 20, 1820, at the age of 85, Boone died in his home in Femme Osage Creek, Missouri. His body was reburied in Kentucky after more than two decades.
- In 1960, a TV show about Boone was produced by Walt Disney Productions.
- In addition, NBC aired an action-adventure TV show called Daniel Boone from 1964 to 1970, which explored his legendary expedition and folklore image.
- John Mack Faragher was one of Boone’s known biographers.
- In 1820, Chester Harding made a portrait of Boone wearing a coonskin cap, leggings, moccasins and hunting shirt while holding a beaver hat. The said painting was once displayed in the Kentucky Capitol.
Daniel Boone Worksheets
This is a fantastic bundle which includes everything you need to know about explorer Daniel Boone across 22 in-depth pages. These are ready-to-use Daniel Boone worksheets that are perfect for teaching students about Daniel Boone who was an American frontiersman and explorer who led an exploration towards the west of the Appalachian Mountains and settlement of Kentucky.
Complete List Of Included Worksheets
- Daniel Boone Facts
- The Great Pathfinder
- Busting the Myths
- Mapping Boone
- Aside from Boone and KFC
- Original Settlers
- Adventures of Boone
- Hunting with Daniel Boone
- Building Legacy
- Famous American Explorers
- Folk Hero?
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