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The Frontiersmen
1967


The first book in the six-volume series known as The Winning of America in hardcover and Narratives of America in paperback. One of Eckert's most popular books, this is a narrative history of the opening of Kentucky and the great Northwest Territory -- Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Michigan, Wisconsin and part of Minnesota -- during the period 1755 to 1836, through events of the French and Indian War, the Revolutionary War and the War of 1812. It tells of the white man's push into the territory occupied by such tribes of Indians as the Shawnees, Potawatomies, Wyandots (Hurons), Ottawas, Chippewas (Ojibwas), Miamis, Kickapoos, Winnebagoes, Menominees, Sac and Fox, detailing the Indian wars that erupted on the frontier and following, in particular, the lives of such frontier notables as Simon Kenton, Tecumseh, Chief Logan, Daniel Boone, Benjamin Logan, Little Turtle, William Henry Harrison and many others. Winner of high critical acclaim and many awards. Reprinted in foreign languages and in paperback editions. Over a million copies have been sold. Used in many high schools and colleges and widely excerpted in textbooks and anthologies. A main selection of the Outdoor Life Book Club and alternate selection of the Literary Guild. Nominated for a Pulitzer Prize in history. Originally published in hardcover in 1967 by Little, Brown & Co., Boston, Mass. Having gone out of print after 29 years in hardcover and 32 years in paperback (by Bantam, NYC), this volume and the other five volumes in The Winning of America (Narratives of America) are presently being reprinted by The Jesse Stuart Foundation, Ashland, Kentucky. The new hardcover and trade paperback editions are currently available.

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