"Here is frontier history at its best, informed by current scholarship but true to the language and rhythms of the original pioneer narratives which are its main sources." --Paul A. Hutton, professor of history, University of New Mexico
"Ted Franklin Belue has opened a fresh vista to the land, its conquerors, and to history." --the late Thomas D. Clark, former Historian Laureate of Kentucky
"One of the most remarkable works on Kentucky history ever penned." --Allan W. Eckert, seven-time Pulitzer Prize nominee
"Ted Franklin Belue's The Hunters of Kentucky is a terrific contribution to the history of that fascinating time and place. Belue writes superbly, is possessed of encyclopedic knowledge, and weaves it all into a grand story." --Win Blevins, author of Stone Song and Give Your Heart to the Hawks
Covers the American invasion and settling of the Kentucky frontier
Includes such frontier personalities as Daniel Boone, John Redd, Michael Cassidy, and Nicholas Cresswell
The Hunters of Kentucky covers a wide range of frontier existence, from daily life and survival to wars, exploits, and even flora and fauna. the pioneers and their lives are profiled in biographical sketches, giving a rich sampling of the personalities involved in the United States' westward expansion. Author Ted Franklin Belue's colorful, vivid prose brings these long-forgotten frontiersmen to life.