SIMON KENTON; Kentucky Pioneer by Thomas D. Clark

SIMON KENTON; Kentucky Pioneer

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Well-documented account of the great Kentucky scout, companion of Boone and George Rogers Clark, which gives a vivid picture of early days along the Ohio, the evolutionary events around Fort Pitt, and the Indian troubles in that region. Told as straight narrative without fictionalized dramatization of particular scenes -- the writing is awkward at first but gathers power and intensity in the second half of the book, especially the part describing Simon's captivity and horrible treatment by the Indians. More for boys who are specializing in the pioneer-Indian period than for general sale as an exciting historical story.

Pub Date: April 19th, 1943
Publisher: Farrar & Rinehart