Beyond the Battlefield: Interpreting St. Clair’s Defeat through the Eyes of Tribal Citizens
Aug. 12 2023
Fort Recovery Museum & Monument Fort Recovery State Museum, Fort Site Street, Fort Recovery, OH, USA Open in Google Map
Aug. 12 – 9 a.m.–4 p.m.
Aug. 13 – 10 a.m.–4 p.m.

The purpose of this project is to expose visitors to Native cultures, past and present, using citizens from Federally Recognized Tribes whose ancestors fought in St. Clair’s Defeat. Using the underlying theme that famous warriors of Ohio history were fighting for the preservation of a rich and vibrant community, this two-day event will take place on St. Clair’s battlefield. The first day will be interactive historic programming feature Shawnee, Miami and Wyandotte history and culture, with a special children’s program. The interpretation goals are to show visitors essential aspects of daily life of Shawnee, Miami, and Wyandotte people, demonstrate traditional skills and art form and elaborate on family, gender and political roles in the 18th-early 19th century. The second day will be filled with exclusively modern Tribal perspectives and conversation. On both days, battlefield tours will be offered by Ball State University archaeologists and researchers.

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