Daniel Boone

FRONTIERSMAN

(1734-1820) Boone’s Indian name was “Sheltowee” (Big Turtle) and he was known to the various tribes throughout the area as the long hunter or long rifle. Boone was one of the first real heroes on the wilderness frontier, as well as one of the founding fathers of the state of Kentucky. In 1799, he moved his family to Missouri due to the increasing population of Kentucky.