How did Piqua get its Name?

How did the Town of Piqua get its name? Rosalie Yoakam, Contributing Writer Wednesday, June 25, 2014 A town grew out of the wilderness of Miami County after one pioneer built a log house near the Great Miami River in 1798. Job Gard, a former soldier under “Mad Anthony Wayne,” was the pioneer. The land […]

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History of the Shawnee Indians: From the Year 1681 to 1854 by Henry Harvey (1855)

History of the Shawnee Indians: From the Year 1681 to 1854, Inclusive Henry Harvey Ephraim Morgan & sons, 1855 – Shawnee Indians – 306 pages Author Henry Harvey, member of the Religious Society of Friends spent time with the Shawnee Indians learning their history and culture.  Although the intent was to teach the Shawnee doctrines […]

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Piqua Shawnee – Green Corn Ceremony

The Green Corn Ceremony (Wikipedia) From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Sioux Green Corn Dance c. 1860 The Green Corn Ceremony (Busk) is an annual ceremony practiced among various Native American peoples associated with the beginning of the yearly corn harvest. Busk is a term given to the ceremony by white traders, the word being a […]

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