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Indian Captive, Indian King: Peter Williamson’s American Odyssey

Presented by Heinz History Center at Fort Pitt Museum, Pittsburgh PA

Aug 25 2018
Indian Captive, Indian King: Peter Williamson’s American Odyssey

As part of the Fort Pitt Museum’s summer speaker series, the museum will host a presentation by Dr. Timothy Shannon.

In June 1758, Peter Williamson appeared in Aberdeen, Scotland in the dress of an American Indian and telling a fantastic tale. He claimed he had been kidnapped from the city as child, sold into slavery in North America, taken captive by Delaware Indians, and eventually repatriated to Britain as a prisoner of war. Aberdeen’s magistrates arrested and exiled him, but Williamson used the courts and press to expose Aberdeen’s “kidnapping trade.” He eventually settled in Edinburgh, where he

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$10 for adults and $5 for students and History Center members

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601 Commonwealth Place, Pittsburgh, PA 15222

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