The Frontier and Frontiersmen
About the The Frontier and Frontiersmen Lesson
This lesson introduces students to the concept of the frontier and frontiersmen.
• To be able to explain why people went to the frontier.
• To be able to identify some of the frontiersmen.
Many famous people were involved in the adventurous time period of the Frontier. One of the earliest was Daniel Boone (1734 ? 1820). Boone was born in eastern Pennsylvania and spent the majority of his childhood hunting and farming along with his father and brothers. He was the sixth of eleven children born to a Quaker family. Boone served in the British army during the French and Indian War. He became a hunter by profession. He would go on hunting expeditions for long periods of time and return home with hundreds of animal skins, which he would sell to fur traders. This was how he supported his wife, Rebecca, and family.