Draper Manuscripts: Daniel Boone Papers, 1760-1911, Series CC, Wisconsin Historical Society (Madison, Wisconsin)

Kentuck War
John D. Shane interview with John Rankins, ca. 1843-49: <John Taylor, Joe, Berry, myself, and a black boy came into the Indian oldfields the year we were at Boonesborough [1784], with horses, hunting. Camped in a bottom, Indian oldfield -- on Howard's upper creek. Next morning we went along, very early, taking along by this lick, ever since known as Taylor's. Nothing was there. We took a circuit of about 2 miles & came around, and camped where was a couple of forks, and a ridge pole. John Taylor went again to the Lick. There were 5 or 6 deer in it. He had raised his gun, & was just about to draw trigger, when another gun fired. The Indians came down to the Lick, and seeing where the horses had been along, raised his charger, and give a whistle. Four other Indians immediately came up. They set off on a dog trot, and as soon as they got out of sight, Taylor pushed for his camp, called "Indians, Indians," and they cut loose the hobbles of his horse so hard, he fell back. They then put off without any explanation till they were on the way. The first place we came to was Bush's Station. We had a thought of waylaying our trail, but there were five of them, and only two of us that had guns, and two boys to be exposed.> 11CC81-83

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