She soon forgot her native language and grew up as an American Indian. Sixteen years later, the girl was one of 125 white children released from captivity and returned to Pennsylvania where they hope to find their families.
Among those seeking work of their children was Sawquehenna's mother. Unable to recognize her daughter in any other way, she sang a Pennsylvania German melody that the girl remembered. In this manner they were reunited.
Source: Sawquehenna, the White Lily, by W.O. Beckner, Gospel Messenger, 1922