Capture and rescue of Jemima Boone

The capture and rescue of Jemima Boone and the Callaway girls is a famous incident in the colonial history of Kentucky. Three girls were captured by a Cherokee-Shawnee raiding party and later rescued by Daniel Boone and his party, celebrated for their success. The incident was portrayed in 19th-century literature and paintings: James Fenimore Cooper created a fictionalized version of the episode in his novel The Last of the Mohicans. The incident was the subject of a painting entitled The Abduction of Boone's Daughter by the Indians by Charles Ferdinand Wimar.
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