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James Daugherty
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1. Although Daniel Boone is involved in battles with various Native American tribes for most of his life, he does not seem to hate them, as many other pioneers do. What is his attitude toward the Native Americans? How does it differ from our attitude today?

2. A frontier family did not define education as a modern family would.

What did a frontier family consider a proper education? In what specific ways does that differ from modern concepts?

What do these differences suggest about the changes in American culture since the days of Boone?

3. Daugherty mentions Boone's connections with George Washington and the family of Abraham Lincoln. What similarities do you see between Boone and these other American heroes?

4. Daugherty twice describes Boone's carelessness about paperwork. What conclusions does he intend the reader to draw from Boone's experiences?

5. Daniel and Rebecca Boone appear to have somewhat different attitudes toward...

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