With the signing of the Treaty of Paris in 1763, the French and Indian War had formally come to a close, but conflict and violence continued to abound on the frontier. With its defeat, France had ceded all of its holdings in North America to Great Britain. However, King Louis XV’s negotiators had not consulted their Native American allies in crafting the Treaty, and powerful indigenous peoples such as the Iroquois Nations, Shawnee and other tribes maintained their territorial claims throughout the Ohio Country; a vast, unsettled and exceptionally fruitful hunting ground encompassing much of present day Ohio, Western Pennsylvania and northern West Virginia. While the English Crown at first tried to close the Ohio Country to further settlementRead more
Reenactor Encampments & Living History Demonstrations
Mercyhurst University Archaeological Institute
Artifact Exhibitions & Displays
Living History First Person Portrayals
On-Site Food & Beverage
Thank you to all of our partners and participants for making the Annual French Creek Heritage Event a great success!
With special thanks to our partners at the French Creek Valley Conservancy, dedicated to the promotion, protection and preservation of the French Creek Watershed.