RaveAppalachianhistory.netThey convey in wonderful detail Boone’s early hunting expeditions and explorations of what is now Kentucky, particularly the remarkable expedition into the level plain of Kentucky along with Findlay. But then, in what at first appears as an unrelated thread, the authors provide chapters about the Native American tribes in the territory of what is now Ohio ... I thought while reading those chapters that, perhaps, the authors may have been too ambitious, because I lost Daniel Boone in the extensive narratives. They soon proved me wrong, however, as those chapters provide a key to understanding the \'Fight for America’s First Frontier\' ... I felt that I had been given by the authors the key to understanding the context in which such events took place. The earlier chapters provided a much needed tutorial on the complexity of the Native Americans’ experience in the years leading up to King George III’s Proclamation of 1763 and the eventual American Revolution ... a splendid book, well-researched and beautifully written, by two very fine authors. I heartily recommend it.