Book Review: The Discovery, Settlement, and Present State of Kentucke by John Filson.
~Contributed by Jeff, Internet Archive
Written in 1784, this book’s an oldie but a goodie! While not part of ACPL’s print collection, we digitized it, and it can be read online by clicking the title or the cover image.
The Discovery, Settlement, and Present State of Kentucke came to us from the University of Pittsburgh’s Darlington Collection. One of the many fascinating things about this book is that a previously unknown letter written by Daniel Boone was discovered inside this volume when we digitized it!
This book is a fascinating account of Daniel Boone’s adventures, his dealings with the Indians including his capture and his escape, and his impressions of their lifestyle and culture. Click here to skip ahead to a brief mention of the “Mawmee” Indians.