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Title The discovery, settlement and present state of Kentucke…
Author Filson, John
Date 1784
Document Type Rare Book
Names Boone, Daniel; Todd, Levi; Harrod, James; Finley, John
Region Kentucky
Keywords exploration, Native Americans, cultural contact, rivers, climate, land, battle, hunting, army, negotiations, treaty, customs, sale of land, religion
Theme Pioneers, Hunters and Explorers; Homesteaders, Overland Travel and Early Settlements; Native Americans; Military Encounters
Publisher James Adams
Place of Publication Wilmington
Additional Information Full title: "The discovery, settlement, and present state of Kentucke: and an essay towards the topography and natural history of that important country; to which is added, an appendix, containing, I. The adventures of Col. Daniel Boon, one of the first settlers, comprehending every important occurrence in the political history of that province. II. The minutes of the Piankashaw council, held at Post St. Vincents, April 15, 1784. III. An account of the Indian nations inhabiting within the limits of the thirteen United States... IV. The stages and distances between Philadelphia and the Falls of the Ohio; from Pittsburg to Pensacola and several other places. The whole illustrated by a new and accurate map of Kentucke and the country adjoining, drawn from actual surveys". From the Colton Storm catalogue: "The first edition of one of the most notable American books of the eighteenth century. It contains many stories about Daniel Boone and other pioneers in printed form for the first time."
Library The Newberry Library
Copyright The Newberry Library
Collection Everett D. Graff Collection of Western Americana
Reference Graff 1323
Catalogue Link The Newberry Library Catalogue