Daniel Boone was born in Pennsylvania on November 4, 1734. His family was of the Quaker religion and they lived in the wilderness of Pennsylvania. There was always fear of Indian attack so everyone had to learn skills of survival. Daniel become excellent at hiding, tracking, listening, calling and directions. At age 13 he could live on his own in the wilderness. Daniel knew as much as any Indian. Because of his skills and knowledge he helped settlers by guiding them to new lands. He opened up trails to Kentucky, and Missouri. He fought in the Indian War and helped save Virginia.
He helped to make America a great and strong country. He opened the door to these rich valleys and plains beyond the mountains. He lived to be 96 years old and will always be remembered in American’s history.