Graphic Enterprises - Home of the Pioneer Times - A Web Site for Living History

Pioneer Times


Joe Rogers Killed at Peckuwe

Photos by Jim Cummings

Joe Rogers, a cousin of George Rogers Clark, had been captured by the Shawnees on Christmas day 1776 while retrieving powder for the beleaguered settlers at Fort Harrod and Fort Boonesborough. He was living at Peckuwe when the battle started. Hearing the advance of his own people, he played dead until all of the Shawnee had fled the fort.

Running toward the troops shouting “I’m a Virginian, I’m white!” he did not realize how altered his appearance had become in living three years with the Shawnee. To Clark’s men he appeared as just another Shawnee and they shot without realizing who he was or what he was shouting.

Peckuwe Photo Page 1 Peckuwe Photos Page 2 2004 Peckuwe Photos

The Photo Gallery of Events

18th Century Living History Events

Fort Boonesborough Events

19th Century Living History Events

Civil War Living History Events

Timeline Events

Indoor Trade Events

Museums, Workshops, Schools and Other Events