The Taking of Jemima Boone: Colonial Settlers, Tribal Nations, and the Kidnap That Shaped America by Matthew Pearl - Book Review

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ISBN: 9780062937780
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Published: Harper - October 5th, 2021

In 1776, ten days after the Declaration of Independence was announced, Daniel Boone's daughter, Jamima, and two of her friends were kidnapped by native warriors. This seemingly isolated incident would help change American history and define relationships between native peoples, the British and the Colonials. Jemima, like other women of the time, was written out of the historical record except in the roles of victims. They served as the inspiration for James Fenimore Cooper's 'Last of the Mohicans." Pearl uses his deft storytelling talent to sift through myth and tell an engrossing story of heroism and real frontier life that included famous and infamous men and the women who should not have been forgotten. ~ Reviewed by Maeve Noonan