The movie was based on the book by Kenneth Roberts, a pretty darn good historical fiction writer. My favorite of his was Oliver Wiswell.
I remember reading another book about him in school but I think it was a biography. Closest things would be any of the French and Indian war stuff. Allan Eckert... James Fenimore Cooper's Leatherstocking Tales (Last of the Mohicans etc). Couple good biographies and no doubt many novels about Daniel Boone and I think I may have seen one of those bios here at Mobileread.