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The frontiersmen: a narrative

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The frontiersmen were a remarkable breed of men. They were often rough and illiterate, sometimes brutal and vicious, often seeking an escape in the wilderness of mid-America from crimes committed back east. In the beautiful but deadly country which would one day come to be known as West Virginia, Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio, Indiana, and Illinois, more often than not they left their bones to bleach beside forest paths or on the banks of the Ohio River, victims of Indians who claimed the vast virgin territory and strove to turn back the growing tide of whites. These frontiersmen are the subjects of Allan W. Eckert's dramatic history. Against the background of such names as George Rogers Clark, Daniel Boone, Arthur St. Clair, Anthony Wayne, Simon Girty, and William Henry Harrison, Eckert has re-created the life of one of America's most outstanding heroes, Simon Kenton. Kenton's role in opening the Northwest Territory to settlement more than rivaled that of his friend Daniel Boone. By his eighteenth birthday, Kenton had already won frontier renown as woodsman, fighter, and scout. His incredible physical strength and endurance, his great dignity and innate kindness made him the ideal prototype of the frontier hero. Yet there is another story to The Frontiersmen. It is equally the story of one of history's greatest leaders. Tecumseh, the brilliant Shawnee chief, welded together by the sheer force of his intellect and charisma an incredible Indian confederacy that came desperately close to breaking the thrust of the white man's westward expansion. Like Kenton, Tecumseh was the paragon of his people's virtues, and the story of his life, in Eckert's hands, reveals most profoundly the grandeur of the American Indian. No less important, The Frontiersmen is the story of wilderness America itself, its penetration and settlement, and it is Eckert's particular grace to be able to evoke life and meaning from the raw facts of this story. In The Frontiersmen, not only do we care about our long-forgotten fathers-we live again with them.
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seriesWinning of America
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subject_facetFrontier and pioneer life -- Northwest, Old
Frontier and pioneer life -- Ohio River Valley
Indians of North America -- Wars -- 1750-1815
Kenton, Simon, -- 1755-1836
Northwest, Old -- History -- 1775-1865
Northwest, Old -- History -- To 1775
Ohio River Valley -- Biography
Ohio River Valley -- History -- To 1795
Pioneers -- Ohio River Valley -- Biography
Shawnee Indians -- Kings and rulers
Shawnee Indians -- Kings and rulers -- Biography
Tecumseh, -- Shawnee Chief, -- 1768-1813
title_displayThe frontiersmen : a narrative
title_fullThe Frontiersmen--A Narrative
The frontiersmen : a narrative / by Allan W. Eckert
The frontiersmen : a narrative [electronic resource] / Allan W. Eckert
title_shortThe frontiersmen
title_suba narrative
topic_facetBiography & Autobiography
Frontier and pioneer life
History
Indians of North America
Kenton, Simon
Kings and rulers
Nonfiction
Pioneers
Shawnee Indians
Tecumseh
Wars