Kentucky History

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Read about battles of Estill's Defeat and Blue Licks in the American Revolution. In both cases British troops and Great Lakes Indians ( Wyandotts, Ottawas, Chippewas) came down from Detroit and bushwhacked and whipped the Kentuckians on their own stamping ground.
 
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Read about battles of Estill's Defeat and Blue Licks in the American Revolution. In both cases British troops and Great Lakes Indians ( Wyandotts, Ottawas, Chippewas) came down from Detroit and bushwhacked and whipped the Kentuckians on their own stamping ground.
Thanks! I know some about the Blue Licks but was unaware about Estill's Defeat. Where was Estill's Defeat located?
 
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Southern Indiana
Read about battles of Estill's Defeat and Blue Licks in the American Revolution. In both cases British troops and Great Lakes Indians ( Wyandotts, Ottawas, Chippewas) came down from Detroit and bushwhacked and whipped the Kentuckians on their own stamping ground.
Most of the natives were Shawnee, but the British did bring other tribes along.
 
Aug 2018
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Southern Indiana
Everyone knows about Daniel Boone, most are familiar with Simon Kenton, but there are so many other awesome frontiersmen from that time that are virtually forgotten.
My favorite is Michael Stoner, the best shot on the frontier, he once set out alone in canoe before anyone else and went as far as the Mississippi before heading south and traveling to the area around Nashville TN before heading back to Fort Pitt. He was wounded twice at Boonesborough, volunteered to warn surveyors in Kentucky prior to Dunmore's War, was one of George Rogers Clark men during his campaign against Vincennes. He just didn't have the charisma that Boone had.
Michael Stoner: The Frontiersman Who Was Always There - Archiving Early America

A few others are Benjamin Logan, William Whitley (his wife was also a great shot), James Harrod, John Gibson, Richard Henderson.

Of course George Rogers Clark always deserves a mention but seldom gets one.

Then there are the Harpe Brothers from the turn of the century, often cited as America's first serial killers. (Not technically from Kentucky, but terrorized it anyways)
 
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Southern Indiana
Mentioned above, Richard Henderson tried to buy a large chunk of Kentucky from the Cherokee (they took his money of course) and start an independent nation called, wait for it....Transylvania. He hired Boone to help blaze the trail, but alas Virginia did not let that one slide. He ended up starting the first store in Boonesborough.
 
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Most of the natives were Shawnee, but the British did bring other tribes along.
There were very few Shawnees with Caldwell went he went down on Kentucky from Detroit; they had other concerns at the time; I forget what though.