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

Kentuck War
The Limestone treaty of 1787 did not establish a secure peace. Many Shawnees and other Indians refused to recognize it, and continued the struggle. Isolated Indians continued to engage in raiding, particularly for horses. As late as 1792, when Gov. Isaac Shelby became KY's first governor, he found that <the country was then in a state of war> and that <every part of Kentucky, was a frontier infested with a savage foe.> Still necessary to keep a guard of 20 militiamen moving back and forth on the Wilderness Road, 20 years after it was cut. Blue Jacket capture and escape from Boone's custody in Limestone in this context. citing Shelby from Durrett Collection in BAKELESS:322


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