Posted by Victoria on April 16, 1998 at 09:17:22:
In Reply to: Hawkeye/Boone posted by clint on April 16, 1998 at 09:00:13:
: I was just reading through the "more more mohican musings," and saw an omission. There was an interesting section on the origins of the "hawkeye" character. However, no mention was made of Daniel Boone. He was, in my understanding, the true inspiration for the character. In fact, LOTM was based on an Boone's rescue of his daughters from hostile Indians. I read a great biography on Boone several years ago, and can't really remember too many examples, but I remember that it was written very matter-of-factly that hawkeye was Boone. Can anyone else back me up??
That what I had always read and heard. Plus some Simon Kenton thrown in for good measure. Boone was originally from Bucks County PA, moved to the Yadkin Valley of NC, had his daughters captured by the Shawnee while at Boonesborough and "fetched' them back. He was also adopted by them, and named Sheltowee prior to that.
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