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MountainEMTIV
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 05, 2016 9:40 pm    Post subject: Books about longhunters? Reply with quote

What are some good books about longhunters, overmountain men, and books around the mid to late 18th century in America? Not looking for romantic novels
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 10, 2016 5:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

These are a few that are in my Google Books Library:

Life and Adventures of Lewis Wetzel, the Virginia Ranger: To which are Added Biographical Sketches of General Simon Kenton, General Benjamin Logan, Captain Samuel Brady, Governor Isaac Shelby, and Other Heroes of the West by Cecil B. Harley

History of the Backwoods, Or, The Region of the Ohio by A.W. Patterson

History of the Early Settlement and Indian Wars of Western Virginia by Wills De Hass

Forty-four years of the life of a hunter by Meshach Browning

Sketches of the Life and Indian Adventures of Captain Samuel Brady - S. H. Zahm & Company

The Men of the Backwoods by Ascott Robert Hope Moncrieff

Conquest of the Country Northwest of the River Ohio 1778-1783; and Life of Gen. George Rogers Clark by William Hayden English

The Allan Eckert Books are what got me started and they are still a great read although they are classified as "Historical Novels". This is the review from http://frontierfolk.org/amaz-ae.htm "Allan Eckert is the master storyteller of our age. If you are interested in stories that read like adventure novels, yet are historically researched to be as accurate as possible, Eckert is the author."
The Winning of America Series: The Frontiersmen, Wilderness Empire, The Conquerors, The Wilderness War, Gateway to Empire, and Twilight of Empire. A Sorrow in our Heart: The Life of Tecumseh, That Dark and Bloody River: Chronicles of the Ohio River Valley.
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 10, 2016 7:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Since you specified not Romantic Novels, I would include the Leatherstocking Tales by James Fenimore Cooper. However, don't read them until you have read several non-fiction books on the longhunters, so you can enjoy the stories, learn a few things, but recognize that Cooper did NOT write historically accurate stories. Good fun nonrthrlrss.

I also enjoyed "The Incredible Adventures of Daniel Boone's Kid Brother-SQUIRE".
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 11, 2016 4:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hard to believe that the answers have been so sparse.

Start with:

The Long Hunt
Belue, Ted Franklin
Mechanicsburg, PA, 1996; Stackpole Books.

Lewis Wetzel, Indian Fighter
C. B. Allman
Old Greenwich, 1977; Devin-Adair Company

The reference sources for these two books should reveal a wealth of reading to engulf your future studies.

Bon chance, mon ami!

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PostPosted: Sun Sep 04, 2016 9:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

http://manybooks.net/authors/altshele.html

You should find something of interest from this author. Plus, if you have an e-reader, they are free!
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 04, 2016 11:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

If you are interested in the Overmountain men , we will muster the weekend of Sept. 24-25. The event is at Sycamore Shoals , Elizabethton Tn.. This is the start of the march to King's Mountain ! It is a reenactment with the OVTA there should be a lot of people here. We have a longhunter camp also . Bring your outfit and join us.
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