Posted October 21, 2019
American Indian Tribal Representatives to attend Tribal Nations Conference in Columbus, October 22–October 24
(COLUMBUS)-The Ohio History Connection is hosting the fourth annual Tribal Nations Conference, October 22–October 24 in Columbus.
During the conference the Ohio History Connection will meet with American Indian tribes who have interests and affiliations with Ohio. This conference is an opportunity to share information about programs and services and how they intersect with tribal interests. Attendees will also visit Schoenbrunn Village, an important American Indian site maintained by the Ohio History Connection.
There are over 40 federally-recognized tribes that are connected to Ohio through homelands, historic sites and treaties. Many tribes were forcibly removed from Ohio in the mid-19th century under Indian Removal policies, but their impact on Ohio’s history is significant today and is central to the history of the region.
“This conference gives us the opportunity to connect with our tribal partners from all across the country,” says Burt Logan, Ohio History Connection Executive Director & CEO. “In our educational resources and at our historic sites, it’s vital that we share authentic stories of the people that once resided in this region. These connections allow us to preserve and share this important history with all Ohioans.”
The participating tribes in this year’s conference are listed below.
Absentee Shawnee Tribe of Indians of Oklahoma
Delaware Tribe of Indians
Eastern Shawnee Tribe of Oklahoma
Forest County Potawatomi Community
Miami Tribe of Oklahoma
Ottawa Tribe of Oklahoma
Pokagan Band of Potawatomi Indians
Tonawanda Band of Seneca Indians
The Ohio History Connection
The Ohio History Connection, formerly the Ohio Historical Society, is a statewide history organization with the mission to spark discovery of Ohio’s stories. As a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization chartered in 1885, the Ohio History Connection carries out history services for Ohio and its citizens focused on preserving and sharing the state’s history. This includes housing the state historic preservation office, the official state archives, local history office and managing more than 50 sites and museums across Ohio. For more information on programs and events, visit ohiohistory.org.