Young Olive Boone and her mom

Here is the artwork for the first chapter in the Notable Missourian book on Olive Boone written by Greta Russell and published by Truman State University Press.  Olive was a remarkable pioneer woman who is probably best known for being married to Daniel Boone's son Nathan, but there was much more to her than that. Nathan was often gone on a variety of expeditions.  In his absence Olive had to independently take care of their homestead and family at a time when the territories were still wild and unsettled.  This book offers a great insight to the life of an independent frontier woman.