Daniel Boone (November 2, 1734 ] – September 26, 1820) was an American Pioneer, explorer, a woodsmen , and a frontiersman, whose frontier exploits made him one of the first folk hero of the United States. Boone is most famous for his exploration and settlement of what is now Kentucky, which was then part of Virginia
Boone was a militia officer during the Revolutionary war(1775–83), which in Kentucky was fought primarily between the American settlers and the British-aided Native Americans. Boone was captured by Shawnee warriors in 1778, who after a while adopted him into their tribe. Later, he left the Indians and returned to Boonesborough to help defend the European settlements in Kentucky/Virginia.
Boone was elected to the first of his three terms in the Virginia General Assembly during the Revolutionary War, and fought in the Battle of Blue Licks in 1782. Blue Licks, a Loyalist victory over the Patriots, was one of the last battles of the Revolutionary War, coming after the main fighting ended in October 1781.