Sheltowee was the name that was given to Daniel Boone by the Shawnee Indians when he was adopted into the tribe in 1778 by Chief Blackfish. Chief Blackfish thought that Daniel had broad shoulders and looked like a turtle, and the name Sheltowee means "big turtle". Daniel Boone was a courageous American entrepreneur and frontiersman. He blazed new trails into the wilderness and civilization followed him. We at Sheltowee hope to live up to the legacy of our namesake and help to blaze new frontiers in science, technology, and entrepreneurism.