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The title of the book was The Frontiersman by Allan W Eckert The significance of the title was that there were many settlers trying to survive on the frontier where the book takes place The settlers made a name for themselves by how much land they got and how well they survived and were called the frontiersmanThe majority of The Frontiersman takes place in the area of present day Ohio The story also takes place around Kentucky and some parts of Michigan but its mainly centered around Ohio The book takes place from 1775 to 1836 The setting plays a significant role to the story and its characters because throughout the course of the novel the settlers are traveling around the Ohio-Kentucky-Michigan area collecting land The settlers want to make a name for themselves and to do this they need to take property from the Indians The time period and the location of the novel plays an important role in the lives of the settlers and how the actions they make effect historyThe main character of The Frontiersman was Simon Kenton When Simon was young he ran away from home He did not want to have anything to do with his family anymore so he changed his name from Simon Kenton to Simon Butler When he ran away from home he was rather small Throughout the course of the novel Simon grows and when he is finished growing he is quite a large man Simons massive size intimidates some other people and everyone knew who he was because he was so big Simon was good at just about everything He possessed many trades and skills Eventually Simon meets his family again and they are impressed and proud of him for his size and what he has accomplished in his lifeThroughout the story Simon searches for the Canelands The Canelands was a place Simon heard his uncles telling stories about where the game was extremely plentiful
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