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November 2, 1734
September 26, 1820
Daniel Boone is an iconic American frontiersman who hailed from Kentucky. He was a hunter and a soldier, who lived among Native Americans and fought them as well, especially after members of his family were abducted. He also participated in battles of the American Revolution.
Legend & Folklore
Boone's life and exploits were greatly exaggerated by early biographers, leading to him becoming a popular subject for dime novels and tall tales. There were tales that he swung on vines to escape the Native Americans who were tracking him and that he battled a bear unarmed.
- Daniel Boone is almost always depicted wearing a 'coonskin hat, but this is probably due to his confusion with Davy Crockett. He was not known to wear such attire.
- Daniel Boone was likely a major inspiration for the character of Natty Bumpo, the Leatherstocking, in the Deer Hunter book series. The Last of the Mohicans may be viewed as a fictionalized retelling of his story.
Public Domain Comic Appearances
- Silver Streak Comics #2
- Amazing Man Comics #17
- Blue Bolt #11-12 (as ghost), v.10 #1
- True Comics #3
- The Face #2
- Skyrocket Comics
- Hit Comics #37
- Jumbo Comics #104
- Conquest #1
- Exploits of Daniel Boone #1-6
- Wild Frontier #2-3, 5
- Dan'l Boone #1-8
- Frontier Scout, Dan'l Boone #10-13
- Black Fury #9, 12
- Cheyenne Kid #9
- Six-Gun Heroes #44
- Fighting Daniel Boone #1
- A Treasury of Horses
- Space Adventures #53
Public Domain Literary Appearances
- Rosalthe; or The Prisoner of Kentucky (1850) by John H. Robionson
- The Wood King; or Daniel Boone's Last Trail (1873) by Joseph E. Badger, Jr.
- The Wolf Demon; or The Queen of the Kanawha (1878) by Alber W. Aikens
- Daniel Boone, the Hero of Kentucky (1979) by Paul Braddon
- Rifle and Paddle; or, The Maid of Old Kentucky. A Story of the Days of Daniel Boone (1888) by Henry L. Boone (no relation)
- The Thunderbolt of the Border; or Daniel Boone on the Warpath (1891) by Burke Brentford