Film Screening: The Light in the Forest

Dec 1, 2018 - Dec 31, 2018 | 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Fort Pitt Museum
601 Commonwealth Place
Pittsburgh , Pa 15222

Based on the 1953 novel by Conrad Richter, “The Light in the Forest” follows the struggles of Johnny Butler, also known as True Son amongst his Delaware Indian family, as he readjusts to living with his biological family and their neighbors following the French & Indian War and Pontiac’s Rebellion.

The fictional character of Johnny Butler represents one of thousands captured and adopted by American Indians during the 18th century.

To learn more about the ceremony and tradition of captivity, please visit Captured by Indians, which includes information, photographs, and captivity narratives used to create the Fort Pitt Museum’s past exhibit on Indian captivity.

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