Daniel Boone
Release Date:
Status: Ended
Genres: Action, Adventure, Drama

Daniel Boone is an American action-adventure television series starring Fess Parker as Daniel Boone that aired from September 24, 1964 to September 10, 1970 on NBC for 165 episodes, and was made by 20th Century Fox Television. Ed Ames co-starred as Mingo, Boone's Cherokee friend, for the first four seasons of the series. Albert Salmi portrayed Boone's companion Yadkin in season one only. Dallas McKennon portrayed innkeeper Cincinnatus. Country Western singer-actor Jimmy Dean was a featured actor as Josh Clements during the 1968–1970 seasons. Actor and former NFL football player Rosey Grier made regular appearances as Gabe Cooper in the 1969 to 1970 season. The show was broadcast "in living color" beginning in fall 1965, the second season, and was shot entirely in California and Kanab, Utah.

Aired: 9/24/64
George Washington sends Daniel and Yadkin into ""Ken-Tuck-E,"" the ""dark and bloody"" hunting ground of four Indian nations, to find a site for a fort. Once they arrive, they encounter representatives of two of those four nations -- Shawnee warriors chasing a lone Cherokee warrior. Daniel helps drive the Shawnee away, and the grateful Cherokee, Mingo, returns the favor by showing Daniel and Yad an ideal location to build their fort. Yad returns east while Daniel remains with Mingo to explore the country.