John Winkler – Peckuwe 1780 Sunday, Sept. 22, Museum Community Room, 3:00
Fort Recovery’s favorite author returns to tell the story of Peckuwe*!
As the Revolutionary War took place near the Atlantic, Native Americans and British rangers fought American settlers on the Ohio River frontier in warfare of unsurpassed intensity. When those attacks threatened to drive the Americans from their settlements in Kentucky, Daniel Boone, Simon Kenton and other frontiersmen guided an army of 970 Kentuckians into what is now Ohio to attack the Native American bases from which the raids originated.
Winkler’s book traces Colonel George Rogers Clark's lightning expedition to destroy Chalawgatha and Peckuwe, and describes how on August 8, 1780 his Kentuckians clashed with an army of 450 Native Americans, under Black Hoof, Buckongahelas and Simon Girty, at the battle of Peckuwe. You won’t want to miss Winkler describe this, the largest Revolutionary War battle on the Ohio River frontier.
*Peckuwe was a Shawnee village located near present day Springfield, Ohio.
This book is available at the museum. John will sign this book for you or as a gift for any history lover. The books will be on sale from now to the 22th for $18. Patrons receive an additional discount. (All of the prior Winkler books will be available at the museum too – so if you want any of them for Christmas/birthday gifts, come the 22nd and have John sign them too!)