White Indians (Captives) on the Western Pennsylvania Frontier

April 12, 2016

Speaker: ROLAND VENDELAND, Author, Historical Researcher, and SHHS Member

R. VendelandJoin historical researcher, published author, and professional storyteller Roland Vendeland to discover the fates of white settlers forced to live among Native Americans. War and disease depleted populations among 18th century Native Americans who captured frontier white settlers to “adopt” into their families and tribes. Listen to these authentic stories: two white women killing their captors to escape; bare-footed escape into “Fox Chapel;” young white man adopted by the Caughnewagas who became a missionary to Native Americans; Pennsylvania women who chose to live among the Seneca; The Girty’s, Squirrel Hill Brothers who fought with Native Americans against whites.

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