Native Heritage Commission: Piqua Shawnee Exhibit – October 6, 2018 Opening Reception

Exhibition Dates October 6 – 31, 2018 Opening Reception October 6, 2018 3p-3p Berea College – Hutchins Library There will be about 30 – 35 framed images with accompanying text. Images are either 20 @20X30” and 12-15 @ 24X36” The topic is the Piqua Shawnee, many of whom live here in KY though the tribe […]

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Fort Mims: Tensaw Alabama

Alabama Historical Commission NATIONAL REGISTER OF HISTORIC PLACES The Fort Mims site commemorates the battle that led to the Creek War of 1813-14. On August 30, 1813 over 700 Creek Indians destroyed Fort Mims. American settlers, U.S. allied Creeks, and enslaved African Americans had sought refuge in the stockade. The Creek warriors who carried out the attack […]

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Cornstalk’s Death

Many Shawnee hoped to remain neutral during the American Revolution, but violence perpetrated by American settlers pushed the Shawnee to the British side. One of the loudest advocates for peace and neutrality was the Maquachake chief, Cornstalk, who corresponded regularly with Congressional Indian agent George Morgan. Cornstalk and other Maquachake leaders were so committed to […]

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Nonhelema Hokolesqua (c. 1718–1786)

Nonhelema Hokolesqua (Cornstalk’s Sister)[1] (c. 1718–1786) Born in 1718 into the Chalakatha (Chilliothe) division of the Shawnee nation, spent her early youth in Pennsylvania. Her brother Cornstalk, and her metis mother Katee accompanied her father Okowellos to the Alabama country in 1725. Their family returned to Pennsylvania with in five years. In 1734 she married her […]

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Treaty of Greenville

The Treaty of Greenville was signed on August 3, 1795, at Fort Greenville, now Greenville, Ohio; it followed negotiations after the Native American loss at the Battle of Fallen Timbers a year earlier. It ended the Northwest Indian War in the Ohio Country and limited strategic parcels of land to the north and west. The […]

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Battle of Fallen Timbers

HISTORY.COM The Battle of Timbers, on August 20, 1794, was the last major conflict of the Northwest Territory Indian War between Native Americans and the United States. At the battle, near present-day Toledo, Ohio, General Anthony Wayne (1745-96) led U.S. troops to victory over a confederation of Indian warriors whose leaders included Chief Blue Jacket […]

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NCAI Honors Senator John McCain

NCAI Press Release August 25, 2018 NCAI Honors Senator John McCain WASHINGTON, D.C. | The National Congress of American Indians gives honor to the life of Senator John McCain and celebrates the time we had with him as a tireless champion for Indian Country and tribal sovereignty. The Senator dedicated many years to Indian Country. Serving as longtime […]

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Indian Country Today: Digital News Platform Covering American Indians

If you are looking for a daily source of news and information, check out Indian Country Today.  A good resource for news and information.  Sign up to receive updates from Indian Country Today. ICT Newsletter Indian Country Today is a daily digital news platform that covers the Indigenous world, including American Indians and Alaska Natives. […]

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