1939

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

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There was a frequent exchange of insults across the divide between the fort and the Shawnee. One Shawnee warrior "carried his love of derision to lengths which offended Boonesborough's ideas of decorum. After a few pot shots from the steep hill across the river, he would climb out on the limb of a tree, stoop, take down his breech clout, and present his copper-colored stern to the white men, at the same time making an extremely indelicate suggestion. He did it again and again, while Boonesborough fumed -- not much shocked but very angry indeed. It was no use shooting. Everyone blazed away at the warrior but it was a waste of ammunition. He was always just out of range, up hill and across a river ninety yards wide. Finally someone loaded an extra large rifle with an extra large charge and waited. The first shot missed. But the warrior was so pleased with his little joke that he tried again. The second shot brought him down. AFter that there was no more strip-teasing." (BAKELESS:223)

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