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January 13th, 2009 01:06 AM
lil foot gday sorry if this has been brought up before and if so would appreciate being pointed to the relevant thread.
i am reading a book on daniel boone, titled, BOONE a biography by robert morgan.
on page 115 it says that boone would tell stories of while he was in the wilderness encountering great hairy monsters like the yahoos in gullivers travels.
i found this very interesting and wonder if there is any more writings or word of mouth info on this.
it would seem logical that if anyone would encounter a sasquatch, it would be boone as he spent months at a time hunting and exploring the forests mostly by himself from child to adult, before the invasion of the settlers.
just curios.
January 13th, 2009 09:25 AM
Bill Boqs I've often wondered if there might be any sightings recorded in the dustier and more obscure corners of this country's historical archives. Not only Daniel Boone but also some of the the memoirs and stories that came out of , say, the Lewis & Clark Expedition, the fur trade in the Mississippi Valley and the Rocky Mountains or even the Civil War (fought on the eastern and western slopes of the Alleghenies, places where there have been numerous "modern" sightings). If we just had the time to plow thru a couple of libraries worth of books maybe we'd find some answers.
January 13th, 2009 09:39 AM
ssm129 I have also often wondered if the soldiers of the Civil War ever saw BF.
January 13th, 2009 12:54 PM
robday This might be a little off-topic, but it's worth thinking about:

If BF has been witnessing man's activities on this continent, maybe that's the reason they avoid human contact?
Seeing things like hunters, the Revolution, the Civil War, the slaughter of native people...

Just a thought.
January 13th, 2009 02:19 PM
chrisinalaska Wikipedia:

A Yahoo is a legendary being in the novel Gulliver's Travels (1726) by Jonathan Swift.

Swift describes the Yahoos as vile and savage creatures, filthy and with unpleasant habits, resembling human beings far too closely for the liking of protagonist Lemuel Gulliver, who finds the calm and rational society of intelligent horses the Houyhnhnms far preferable. The Yahoos are primitive creatures obsessed with "pretty stones" they find by digging in mud, thus representing the distasteful materialism and ignorant elitism Swift encountered in Britain. Hence the term "Yahoo" has become synonymous with "cretin," "dinosaur," and/or "Neanderthal."

It is doubtful that there is any connection with any Hebrew roots as it has been proposed by some. The negative use of the Hebrew name Jehu is due to the actions of this ancient king and never in reference to the original meaning of the name.

American frontiersman Daniel Boone[1] claimed that he killed a hairy giant that he called a Yahoo. Boone often used terms from Gulliver's Travels.


January 13th, 2009 03:31 PM
Satch Seeker Daniel Boone was a man,yes a big man
But the Squatch was huge,so he ran like a stooge
Up a tree.(sorry)
January 13th, 2009 04:04 PM
Wheellug The one I read says he told the story in his latter years that he had killed a 10' yahoo.
January 14th, 2009 05:06 AM
lil foot
Quote:
Wheellug wrote:
The one I read says he told the story in his latter years that he had killed a 10' yahoo.

gday wheellug, i dont suppose you remember the name of that book? thanks mate
January 14th, 2009 10:46 AM
Wheellug Daniel Boone, The Life and Legend of an Americn Pioneer
Author = John Mack Faragher
January 14th, 2009 11:22 AM
ravellette
just a FYI: found this on the Web about Daniel Boone.

What is purported to be Boone's Diary is actually written by John
Filson, and was first published in 1784. There is much attributed to
Daniel which was actually written by Filson.

This is what Boone's youngest son Col. Nathan Boone has to say:

"Filson quotes my father as saying....... I am positive that it is a
mistake. I feel confident Filson has taken many liberties and made not
a few misrepresentations in the narrative, either purposely or
unintentionally; and I think their frequency can only be explained by
supposing that my father narrated his Kentucky adventures to Filson, who
wrote them down from memory at some subsequent period. Much of the
language is not my father's." DM 6S

from Draper's "Life of Daniel Boone", ed. by TF Belue, p.4
"While his exploits were gaining him local noteriety, Boone was losing a
fortune in land and suffering personal tragedy. But an event that
forever altered his life came in 1783 with the visit of John Filson, a
Pennsylvania schoolmaster turned author and land speculator. Filson &
Boone met and warmed to each other. As Filson took notes, the pioneer
narrated a sketchy account..."

To my knowledge, none of Boone's actual journals or diaries has
survived. There are some letters and documents extant, but that's about
all. I have seen true transcriptions of several of Daniel's letters,
and the language is much different than that found in what is said to be
Boone's Diary.

"Boone's Diary" is an interesting read, but should not be taken as
straight from the old hoss's mouth [or pen.]
January 14th, 2009 12:03 PM
Andy Boone was well-known for embellishing his tales. If Joe killed a 400 lb. bear, Boone would have killed a 900 lb. bear. If Joe caught a 3 foot rattler, Boone would have caught a 5-footer...and with his bare hands, and so on and so forth.

But that's why we love Daniel Boone so much...
January 14th, 2009 02:38 PM
Bill Boqs "Kilt him a bar when he wuz only three", oops, I guess that was the other guy.
January 14th, 2009 05:25 PM
NurseVal Satchseeker, and Bill Boqs, boy, you guys are really showing your age(s)!
January 15th, 2009 01:33 PM
Andy So much for Mr. Boone!

Are there any other folktales or folkheroes from N. America that might have hidden Sasquatch references (other than the familiar Native American ones) ?
January 15th, 2009 05:32 PM
silky mama Is there any way BFRO could talk to Wild America's --Marty Stouffer and his family?
Seems to me he might have a story or two to tell.
January 16th, 2009 12:44 PM
Andy Marty Stouffer has a MySpace page.

With a very scary Bigfoot on it.