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George M. Ironstrack

Meet Ohio History Connection trustee George M. Ironstrack from Oxford


Miami University, M.A. in Origins and History of the United States
The University of Illinois Chicago, B.A. in the Teaching of History for Secondary Education
Illinois State Board of Education, Type 09 Certification, with endorsements in Anthropology (High School), U.S. History (High School), and World History (High School).

George Ironstrack has participated in Myaamia language renewal projects as both a student and a teacher since the mid-1990s.

George serves as the Assistant Director of the Myaamia Center at Miami University. He specifically directs programs for the Center’s Education and Outreach Office.

George is a citizen of the Miami Tribe of Oklahoma and has assisted in the organization and administration of the tribe’s Eewansaapita Summer Educational Experience since its inception in 2005. He received a master’s degree in Origins and History of the United States from the Department of History at Miami University. His graduate work centered on the Miami Indian village of Pickawillany, which was in western Ohio near the present-day city of Piqua.

His research into Pickawillany sparked a series of investigations into the continuities and transformations in Myaamia leadership over time. As both a tribal educator and a former public school teacher, George is also interested in the study of indigenous pedagogical practices and specifically Myaamia Neepwaantiinki (Miami Education).

George lives in Oxford with his wife, Tamise, and their three children.

Serving second term; term ends 2016

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