Timothy Flint, "The First White Man of the West or the Life and Exploits of Colonel Dan'l Boone." Cincinnati, 1854. Valuable only as regards Boone's later years.
John S. C. Abbott, "Daniel Boone, the Pioneer of Kentucky." New York, 1872. Fairly accurate throughout.
J. M. Peck, "Daniel Boone" (in Sparks, "Library of American Biography." Boston, 1847).
William Henry Bogart. "Daniel Boone and the Hunters of Kentucky." New York, 1856.
William Hayden English, "Conquest of the Country Northwest of the River Ohio, 1778-1783," and "Life of General George Rogers Clark," 2 vols. Indianapolis, 1896. An accurate and valuable work for which the author has made painstaking research among printed and unprinted documents. Contains Clark's own account of his campaigns, letters he wrote on public and personal matters, and also letters from contemporaries in defense of his reputation.
Theodore Roosevelt, "The Winning of the West," 4 vols. New York, 1889-1896. A vigorous and spirited narrative.
J. G. M. Ramsey, "The Annals of Tennessee." Charleston, 1853. John Haywood, "The Civil and Political History of the State of Tennessee." Nashville, 1891.
(Reprint from 1828.) These works, with the North Carolina "Colonial Records," are the source books of early Tennessee. In statistics, such as numbers of Indians and other foes defeated by Tennessee heroes, not reliable. Incorrect as to causes of Indian wars during the Revolution. On this subject see letters and reports by John and Henry Stuart in North Carolina "Colonial Records," vol. X; and letters by General Gage and letters and proclamation by General Ethan Allen in American Archives, Fourth Series, vol. II, and by President Rutledge of South Carolina in North Carolina "Colonial Records," vol. X. See also Justin Winsor, "The Westward Movement."