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

Kentuck Explore 2
Finally returning to the settlements together in 3/1771, DB and Squire were first joined by Alexander Neeley (who had become lost with another party, and was in desperate shape) then joined by a party of 6-8 Indians [Cherokee?]. Shared their dinner with them, Indians offered to trade their old rifles for the well-kept ones of the Boone bros. When the bros refused, the Indians "fell upon them" and took everything. Bros gave chase, but the Indian party had been augmented, and a settler firing gave away the pursuit -- lucky for they would probably have been overpowered. Later, resting in an abandoned cabin, saw two Indians outside. "All three white men fired together and killed both." Took rifles and silver as spoils -- their only gain from the last part of this trip. Later meeting a friend DB said: "he had spent the two years preceding that time in a hunt on Louisa River [Kentucky River], so called by all the Long Hunters; that he had been robbed by the Cherokee Indians of all the proceeds of this hunt." (BAKELESS: 64-5) KENTUCKEXPLORE2 CHEROKEE


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