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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display_description 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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subject_facet Audiobooks, BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Historical, Frontier and pioneer life -- Ohio River Valley, HISTORY / United States / 19th Century, HISTORY / United States / Revolutionary Period (1775-1800), 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 -- Biography, Tecumseh, -- Shawnee Chief, -- 1768-1813
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title The frontiersmen : a narrative
title_display The frontiersmen : a narrative
title_full The frontiersmen : a narrative [electronic resource] / Allan W. Eckert, The frontiersmen [sound recording] : a narrative / Allan W. Eckert
title_short The frontiersmen :
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topic BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Historical, Frontier and pioneer life Ohio River Valley, HISTORY / United States / 19th Century, HISTORY / United States / Revolutionary Period (1775-1800), 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 Biography, Tecumseh, Shawnee Chief, 1768-1813
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