November 14, 2023

Bring Hopewell Ceremonial Earthworks World Heritage Sites to Your Students

This writer was traveling in Iceland last week and stopped by Thingvellir National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage site. When I chatted with their staff and told them I worked as a historian in Ohio, they immediately responded “Oh, you just got a new World Heritage site last month! Congratulations!” News travels fast if, even […]

December 1, 2022

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 […]

April 22, 2022

Book Talk: Settling Ohio: First Peoples and Beyond

Included with general museum admission, registration required. Are you curious about Ohio’s changing cultural landscape? Have you ever wanted to know about the early people that inhabited the region we now call the Buckeye State? Join us for a special talk about Settling Ohio: First Peoples and Beyond, a new book published by Ohio University […]

January 13, 2022

Spring Into History: Indigenous Wonders of Our World

Included with general museum admission. School may be out, but the Ohio History Center is in! Join us this spring as we explore the Hopewell Ceremonial Earthworks from our Indigenous Wonders of Our World exhibit. What is the Hopewell Culture? How were these earthworks built? What can we learn about these immense structures and the […]

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