The Frontiersmen: A Narrative - Chapter IV Summary & Analysis

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Chapter IV Summary

Simon meets up with Daniel Boone in February of 1778. Boone and his party are camped at a salt springs where they are boiling water to obtain the salt. Boone invites Simon for a hunting trip, but Simon declines because he is on his way to a meeting with Clark.. Boone, alone later that day in the woods, is suddenly surrounded by Indians. He is told that his party has already been located and that he can convince his men to surrender or the Indians will kill them all. Boone complies with the orders of his captor, Blue Jacket—the white man who was taken into the Shawnee tribe years earlier and who is now a subchief of the Kispokotha Shawnees. Boone's companions are sold back to the government, but the Indians refuse to sell Boone. He's friendly, works beside the...

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