Spring Program - Peggy the Slave
Colonel Henry Bouquet, famous for his Battle of Bushy Run and freeing sieged Fort Pitt from Native American control was in the hunt to end this Native American uprising. Bouquet moved into Ohio Country from Fort Pitt with 1,150 soldiers and positioned himself in the Muskingum River valley. This placed him in the heart of tribal lands and would allow him to quickly strike the natives' villages if they refused to cooperate.
The Native American's realizing it was over, sued for peace. As part of the peace treaty, Bouquet demanded the return of all white captives in exchange for a promise not to destroy Native American villages or seize any of their land. This caused the boy and Peggy who still cared for him, to be returned to the white settlers and were taken to Fort Pitt. Bouquet was responsible for the return of more than 200 white captives to the settlements back east.
This story is true and from extensive research, our Spring Speaker’s Program will have Peggy tell her story as interpreted by Ms. Diane Crews. Diane dresses authentically for her talk. She is a master in the art of storytelling, has been giving interpretation stories through the group Providence Plantation for over eight years delighting various area groups.
This program will be presented by Diane on April 15th at 2:00 pm in the Cranberry Township Municipal Center’s Library Meeting Room. Once Peggy was in Fort Pitt, she had a huge dilemma. Come and learn about Peggy’s journey and her problems once she was freed.
Mark your calendars for April 15th, and remember, taxes are not due until April 17th, so you have no excuse not to attend. Bring a friend. Light refreshments will be served.