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November 17, 2015

Portrait of a Frontiersman: James Smith

Of those captured by Indians in the 18th century, none was better adapted to life on the frontier than James Smith. Captured at the age of 18 while working on a Pennsylvania spur of the Braddock Road, his subsequent adoption by Kahnawake Mohawks set in motion a chain of events that would influence the rest of his life.

May 22, 2015

The Life and Myth of Simon Girty

In the decades following the American Revolution, no one was more universally hated by frontier residents than former Indian captive Simon Girty.

March 27, 2015

3 Things Not to Miss This Summer at Fort Pitt

The Fort Pitt Museum is gearing up for an active summer with a new exhibit, weekly Living History demonstrations and events, and its second annual art show.