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Daniel Boone: After 1776

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Trivia powered by Prof. Walter1) 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.

  • True or False?

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?

  • Sheltowee ("Big Turtle")
  • Manthoo ("Big Foot")
  • Hungmoo ("Big Ideas")

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.

  • True or False?

5) After the Revolution, Boone resettled in Limestone, then a booming Ohio River port. What was it renamed in 1786?

  • Maysville
  • Becky
  • Boonesville

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 military action.

  • True or False?

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 Virginia)
  • Bridgeport, Virginia (now West Virginia)
  • 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?

  • 1814
  • 1884
  • 1914

11) Frankfort Cemetery in Kentucky claims he is buried there.  What other cemetery claims to have Boone's remains?  Where is Daniel Boone buried?

  • Burial Hill, Plymouth, Massachusetts
  • Woodlawn Cemetery, Santa Monica, California
  • Old Bryan Farm, Marthasville, Missouri

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Daniel Boone: After 1776  (Answers)

  1. True
  2. February 7, 1778
  3. Sheltowee ("Big Turtle")
  4. True
  5. Maysville
  6. John Filson
  7. True
  8. Point Pleasant, Virginia (now West Virginia)
  9. Missouri (Spanish Louisiana)
  10. 1814
  11. Old Bryan Farm, Marthasville, Missouri

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