1. Explain what happened and what went through your mind when your daughter Jemima and her friends were kidnapped by the Shawnee. Boone: Well, it was a warm, ordinary summer day. It was peaceful and quiet. I was taking a nap, and suddenly, a boy shouted, “The savages have the girls!” I jumped off my bed, not even stopping to put on my moccasins, and ran to the river’s edge.
Meanwhile, Fanny and Betsey’s father, Richard Callaway, and Betsey’s fiance, Samuel Henderson also raced to the river. All we saw was the empty canoe. You could see the shock in our faces, although Indian attacks were common at that time. Samuel was also worried sick, you could see that his face was have shaven and half covered in soap.
However I remained calm, and divided the group, sending three men upstream and three downstream, in order to pick up the trail more quickly. 2. How did you rescue your daughter and her friends? Boone: Luckily, we found one of my friends William Bush and we camped at his cabin until the morning. My daughter is a bright girl, fortunately she left a trail for us to follow by breaking twigs and branches along the way, and managed to tear off bits of their clothes.
Betsey left deep prints in the mud with the wooden heels of her Sunday shoes. I realized the kidnappers were making tracks faster then my men and I. So I decided to leave the trail and cut through the woods on a course parallel to the one I thought the Indians would take. My people were a little nervous about leaving the track, but thankfully I had learned a lot from the peaceful Delaware Indians.
On March 1, 2005, I went to the 3 rd District Matheson Court House in the down town area and sat in on a few small claims court cases. I wanted to do this because I had never been to an actual court proceeding and I have been interested in seeing one live instead of on television. I am going to write about the three different cases that I sat in on, what the conflict was, what the outcome was and ...
My men depended on my superior knowledge, and I knew I wouldn’t let them down. On the third day as we crossed a stream, we realized the water was still muddy from an earlier crossing. We also came upon a freshly killed buffalo, I knew the Indians would stop at the first water they found to cook the meat. When we discovered the Indians, I hid in the bushes.
One of the Indians was tending the meat, the others were getting water and firewood, and a sentry leaned his gun against a tree and went over to the fire to light his pipe. I signaled to my daughter to keep quiet, and I shot the Indian by the fire. My men then killed off more Indians, although some of them escaped. When it was clear, I was overwhelmed with relief. Although the girls’ clothes were torn, and their legs scratched and bleeding, nobody really cared. 3.
When did it become apparent to your mother that you were a natural explorer? Boone: I recall when I was six years old, there was a smallpox epidemic in the area. The children were forbidden to leave the house, for fear of being exposed to the deadly disease. My sister Elizabeth and I couldn’t stand being inside, so we foolishly decided to catch smallpox on purpose. We believed as soon as we were over it, we would be free to roam the neighborhood. So one night, while my parents were asleep, my sister and I crept out and ran to the home of a sick neighbor. We crawled into the bed with the child, and stayed a few minutes, then ran back home.
Sure enough, we were soon covered with.