Early in 1778 Daniel Boone was captured by Indians while on a salt making expedition at the Blue Licks.
He was adopted by a Shawnee Chief named Blackfish. He was given the name Sheltowee. Months passed and Boone bided his time until he overheard the natives planning an attack on the Fort at Boonesborough It was then that he made his escape and traveled back to Kentucky to warn the settlers.
When Blackfish and his party arrived in September of 1778 they stopped outside the fort and asked to parley with Boone and his men.