The Resource Nathan Boone and the American frontier, R. Douglas Hurt

Nathan Boone and the American frontier, R. Douglas Hurt

Label
Nathan Boone and the American frontier
Title
Nathan Boone and the American frontier
Statement of responsibility
R. Douglas Hurt
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Based on primary collections, newspaper articles, government documents, and secondary sources, this well-crafted biography begins with Nathan's childhood in present-day Kentucky and Virginia and then follows his family's move to Missouri. Hurt traces Boone's early activities as a hunter, trapper, and surveyor, as well as his leadership of a company of rangers during the War of 1812. After the war, Boone returned to survey work. In 1831, he organized another company of rangers for the Black Hawk War and returned to military life, making it his career. The remainder of the book recounts Boone's activities with the army in Iowa and the Indian Territory, where he was the first Boone to gain notice outside Missouri or Kentucky."--BOOK JACKET. "Although Nathan Boone was an important figure, he lived much of his life in the shadow of his father. R. Douglas Hurt, however, makes a strong case for Nathan's contribution to the larger context of life in the American backcountry, especially the execution of military and Indian policy and the settlement of the frontier."--BOOK JACKET
Member of
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Hurt, R. Douglas
Dewey number
  • 977.8/03/092
  • B
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
F466.B68
LC item number
H87 1998
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Missouri biography series
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Boone, Nathan
  • Pioneers
  • Frontier and pioneer life
  • Missouri
Label
Nathan Boone and the American frontier, R. Douglas Hurt
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 241-249) and index
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xii, 256 p.
Isbn
9780826211590
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
97040306
Other physical details
ill., maps
System control number
  • OCM37608303
  • CARL037608303
Label
Nathan Boone and the American frontier, R. Douglas Hurt
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 241-249) and index
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xii, 256 p.
Isbn
9780826211590
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
97040306
Other physical details
ill., maps
System control number
  • OCM37608303
  • CARL037608303

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