Eckert was the author of “The Frontiersmen,” and numerous other works of frontier narrative history. “The Frontiersmen,” along with “The Lord of the Rings” and the stories of Robert E. Howard and Will Henry, were my most important formative influences. Thus, I raise a horn with great gratitude to the shade of a master storyteller.
It is through “The Frontiersmen” that most folks know of the magnificent career of the great frontier partisan Simon Kenton. Thank you, Allan W. Eckert, for the works you left us, the trails you marked out for us and the hours of immersion in the lost world of the Eastern Frontier of the United Sates.