Re: Hawkeye/Boone

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Posted by Rich on April 16, 1998 at 11:18:04:

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.


There can be little doubt that Cooper's Natty Bumppo is a conglomeration of several different personalities, Boone probably among them. For the singular, most likely, prototype, however, the man must be David Shipman. Boone, perhaps, would be the more glamorous choice, but the evidence points to Shipman.

For another interesting parallel rgarding the "rescue" scenario, read about the Jane McCrae episode:

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