The frontiersmen, a narrative / by Allan W. Eckert.
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|Location||Call Number / Copy Notes||Barcode||Shelving Location||Status||Due Date|
|Garrett PL - Garrett||977.0209 ECK (Text)||30010000033012||Nonfiction||Checked out||07/09/2018|
- Physical Description: xii, 626 pages : maps. ; 25 cm.
- Edition: [1st ed.]
- Publisher: Boston : Little, Brown, 
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The frontiersmen were a remarkable breed of men. They were often rough and illiterate, sometimes brutal and vicious, often seeking an escape in the wilderness of mid-America from crimes committed back east. In the beautiful but deadly country which would one day come to be known as West Virginia, Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio, Indiana, and Illinois, more often than not they left their bones to bleach beside forest paths or on the banks of the Ohio River, victims of Indians who claimed the vast virgin territory and strove to turn back the growing tide of whites. These frontiersmen are the subjects of Allan Eckert's dramatic history.
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