December 1, 2022

War Maker-Peace Maker: The Dineh’Tah Navajo Dancers and the Legacy of General William T. Sherman

Included with general museum admission. The Ohio History Connection is honored to present the Dineh’ Tah Dancers, from Albuquerque, New Mexico, as they perform traditional dances of the Dineh people. These dances have been modified to respect the actual songs and dances used in sacred religious ceremonies. Shawn Price, the representative of the Dineh Tah […]

November 30, 2022

A Reflection on Native American Influences on Ohio

By Alex Wesaw, PhD; Director of the American Indian Relations Division of the Ohio History Connection Bozho, Alex Wesaw nde zhnëkas. Pokégnek Bodwéwadmi ndaw. Hello, I am Alex Wesaw. I am enrolled with the Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians. This is how we introduce ourselves in the Potawatomi language. The Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians […]

May 25, 2022

Summer Solstice at Serpent Mound

Serpent Mound is a National Historic Landmark built by the ancient American Indians of Ohio. The effigy mound in the form of a snake with a curved tail has become an icon of Indigenous cultural achievements, primarily because of its enormous scale. It’s also on the UNESCO World Heritage Tentative List ( for consideration as […]

November 9, 2021

Chief Glenna J. Wallace: Leader of the Seventh Generation

In 2006, the Eastern Shawnee Tribe of Oklahoma elected their first female chief in the tribe’s modern history, Chief Glenna J. Wallace.

June 7, 2021

Ohio’s Serpent Mound- An American Indian Story Written in the Earth

Messages from Ohio’s indigenous past are everywhere. Serpent Mound, located in Adams County, Ohio, is the most widely recognized effigy mound in the world.

May 12, 2021

Nekole Alligood joins Ohio History Connection as NAGPRA Specialist