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What Fronteirsman, Hero, would you like to be and why? And, what actor would you like to see portray this person?
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Booshway
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Joe Walker - I would like to see him played by Hugh Jackman


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Free Trapper
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I think Billy Bob Thorton would make a good Lewis Wetzel
 
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Booshway
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Interesting question .
I think to often though in answering it we forget to ask if we would want to take the good with the bad . IE would we really want to face all the life issues that made these people what they were .

Myself I would pick Tsiyu Gunsini , “Dragging Canoe “
As to who to play me , well that would have to be Wes Studi or Eric Schweig
 
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That's a good point, Captchee, and that's why I chose Joe Meek. Not only did he have a good attitude, but he also lived to a relative old age in good health and died with his scalp still attached.
 
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Booshway
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"Dragging canoe".....sounds like an interesting character,I've never heard of him,got any references I could read?


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Booshway
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Originally posted by Boartooth:
"Dragging canoe".....sounds like an interesting character,I've never heard of him,got any references I could read?


a quick Google will yield lots of info .
Think of Tecumseh . But an earlier version.
Some say that Gunsini set Tecumseh on his historic path after he heard Gunsini speak as a small boy

you have heard of; the Dark and bloody ground
well Gunsini was the one who coined it .

here is a quick link with a round about overview
http://appfrontier.blogspot.co.../dragging-canoe.html
 
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Simon Kenton, played by Sam Elliot.... When my family crossed over the gap from ol' Virginny into
Caintuck, they settled in Limestone Landing, now Maysville, KY. My third great Granddad Jacob S. Crosby was born at Mays Lick in 1806, got married in Washington, KY, and grew up idolizing Kenton, and that history and lore was passed right on down to me as a kid. Kenton was the real deal boys!!


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I see.....Another far-sighted man fighting for his doomed culture....There are times I feel schizophrenic.....Wanting to yell back across the years,"Don't believe them!!!"...but I also am the product of the European settlers as well.I guess the only way to reconcile it is to try to learn as much as I can,and try to make the blended product of the last 300+ years work for the best good of the survivors,on both sides.....


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Who would I like to be? A tough one to answer for sure. I would like to see someone bring Terry C. Johnston's Titus Bass series to life. Maybe Jeff Bridges as Bass. Don't know who might be around to play Josiah Paddock. Just doesn't seem to be actors like there used to be. A big budget doin's with all the details. Yours, Noisemaker
 
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I know its been quite a few years now since Charlton heston and brian keith passed but I always hoped they would have done a sequel to the mountain men movie. obviously I know that wasn't possible because brian keith's character died in the movie. But I think they could've made a few sequels with just Charltons character.how about a remake of the mountain men movie ? jeff bridges and mickey rourke
 
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Could have had Brian Keith have a son and Heston take him under his wing!!!! I have that movie and watch it with my Grandsons,they get right into it.Good time to clean all my rifles while we watch it.Though the boys will jump ahead in the movie and tell you to watch this or question that.
 
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I'd really like to see Robert Duvall, and Tommy Lee Jones, do any movie, about mountainmen. I think these two guys, would be great in anything together. John Voight and Ricky Shroeder, could pull it off too. Can y'all tell I liked Lonesome Dove?


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Hivernant
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OK, sorry, but this has bugged me for too long. It's frontiersman. Thank you.


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Yes, perhaps we started to wander a bit from the original question. Thinking along those lines, I would like to see a good "stick to the truth" doin's about Jed Smith. He was born only a spit and a giggle away from where I live. Maybe someday someone will find those lost journals and fill in some of the blank areas. Who could play him? Yours, Noisemaker
 
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I apologize Willis Creek, I should have used the term, "frontiersman". Same to anyone else I may have offended.


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Hivernant
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No offense taken, Del, and I'm not hyper critical, I just got a thing about spelling!


"touch not the cat without a glove"
"Much of the social history of the western world over the past three decades has involved replacing what worked with what sounded good. . ." Thomas Sowell
 
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when I picture jed smith, my personal favorite, I see mel gibson all the way. in a younger day of course.

todays actors? I don't know. I worry who is going to take over when clint, deniro, pacino, willis, gibson, duval and costner all die. Frowner
 
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Booshway
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Del,
I'm pretty sure Willis Creek was referring to the title of the original post in this thread, not your post. Notice the transposition of the i and e. That happens a lot on these consarned keyboard machines. Fingers movin' faster than they aughta.


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No problem, I'm disklectric anyway. Hey, I'm talkin' about...that's what I'm talkin' 'bout


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Greenhorn
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Well my vote is for Simon Kenton as I can see that "The Frontiersman" could easily be made into two or maybe three seperate movies.

I too see Chris Hemsworth as Simon but it would have to happen quickly as his early life (late teens) is just as important as his mid years.

I always wanted to see a sequel to Last of the Mohicians....
 
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