Simon Kenton


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(1755–1836), Kentucky and Ohio frontiersman, Indian fighter, and scout under Boone, served in Clark's expedition to Kaskaskia and Vincennes. Although captured at Detroit by the British, he escaped (1779), served in attacks on the Indians in Kentucky, was a major under Wayne (1793–94), and finally served with the Kentucky volunteers in the War of 1812. He was famous in frontier legends, and figures in Thompson's Alice of Old Vincennes and Churchill's The Crossing.

From The Oxford Companion to American Literature in Oxford Reference.

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