Chicago to Rename Daniel Boone Elementary School Because He Owned Slaves and His Treatment of Indians — Forget to Mention Indians Kidnapped Boone for Several Months
In a recent email to her constituents, Chicago Alderman Deborah Silverstein, who represents the 50th ward in Chicago’s City Council, asked for neighborhood participation in the vital issue of renaming a local elementary school.
The Marxists running Chicago are not focusing on crime, taxes, corruption, or any of the other major problems.
Instead, they are focusing on renaming the Daniel Boone Elementary School. They say the school’s namesake does not reflect the values of the community.
Some day soon all of the American founders and historic figures will be airbrushed from society.
Here’s her email:
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From: Alderman Silverstein <[email protected]>
To: Neighbor <[email protected]>
Sent: Fri, Mar 18, 2022 12:29 pm
Subject: Chicago’s 50th Ward Newsletter
Help Find a New Name for Boone Elementary
The Local School Council at Daniel Boone Elementary decided in January to change the school’s name. The decision comes due to the school namesake’s history as a slave owner and his treatment of Native Americans.
The school has launched a survey to garner community input on a new name. It is available in English, Spanish, Arabic and Urdu. The deadline to submit feedback is Friday, March 25.
Boone Elementary is a wonderful neighborhood school. Its student body reflects the diversity and values of our community. I encourage everyone to help pick a name that will inspire our children to live up to their full potential.
These Marxists have no idea what they are talking about. Daniel Boone was one of America’s great historical figures. He was repeatedly captured and kidnapped by Indians, one time for several months.
Here’s a brief history on Daniel Boone.
Daniel Boone was an American pioneer, frontiersman, and hunter. Born in Pennsylvania in 1735, he and his family moved to North Carolina when he was eighteen years old. He made many exploring trips into the wilderness.
- In 1769, he headed west to explore what is now the state of Kentucky. During this time, he was captured repeatedly by Native Americans.
- He found passageways into the area, opening it up for other settlers. Congress gave him a tract of land for his service.
- One time, Daniel Boone was kidnapped by Indians and held captive for several months. A large sum of money was offered for his release, but the Indians refused. They liked his courage and his hunting skill so much that an old chief adopted him.
- The Indians watched him carefully so he wouldn’t escape, but treated him kindly. When he went hunting, they counted his bullets before he left and when he returned to see how much powder he’d used. He learned to use half the amount of powder to hunt turkeys, raccoons, and squirrels, saving some of it in case he needed it for a future escape.
- He learned that the tribe planned to attack a fort at Boonesborough. He had to find a way to warn the men at the fort.
- One morning, he went hunting and ran away, traveling 60 miles on foot in only five days to alert the fort.
- After the Revolutionary War, he settled on a farm in Kentucky. One day four Indians came to his farm, intent on capturing him. They found him in a barn drying tobacco. They held him at gunpoint. He asked for a bit more time to finish his work. Suddenly, he threw the tobacco leaves he was holding in their faces. While they were coughing and sputtering, he ran to his cabin to grab his gun and powder. The Indians left, knowing they’d been outwitted.