1939

John Bakeless, DANIEL BOONE (New York: W. Morrow & Co., 1939)

Keywords
Dreaming Creek
Indian Views
Kentuck Explore 2
Shawnees
Wilderness Road
People
None.
"The attitude of the Indians was that of any landed proprietors toward intruders. They seem to have had no intention of killing their prisoners so long as they offered no resistance. They were at peace with the English colonies. But they regarded the peltry as their own legitimate property because it came from their game. A sociologically inclined Shawnee later explained to a white friend that the game was the Indians' cattle, and killing it was downright theft." Shawnee took DB and JStuart with them but released with moccasins and small trading guns, patch, powder and lead a few days later. Captain Will, with the Shawnee party: "Now, brothers, go home and stay there. Don't come here any more, for this is the Indians' hunting ground, and all the animals, skins, and furs are ours; and if you are so foolish as to benture here again you may be sure the wasps and yellow-jackets wil sting you severely." DB later dreamed he was being stung by yellow-jackets, interpreting this to mean he would be wounded by Indians -- which turned out to be true. He named the stream on whose banks he dreamed "Dreaming Creek," by which it is still known. (BAKELESS:51, 52, citing for the Shawnee quote Draper B179-80, and Randolph C. Downes: "Lord Dunmore's War," MVHR 21 [1934]:312; for Dreaming Creek Draper 14C30 and Speed, WILDERNESSS ROAD:69) KENTUCKEXPLORE2 SHAWNEE INDIANVIEWS DREAMINGCREEK

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