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NATIVE AMERICAN HERITAGE

Making Fire

Mark Welsh, of Dakota heritage, tells a story he remembers about the origin of fire being at Ohio's Flint Ridge.

Circle of Life

Shawnee Chief Frank Wilson talks about walking the medicine wheel of life with its four gateways.

The Serpent Path

Shawnee Chief Frank Wilson describes how Serpent Mound can be associated with a path to spiritual enlightenment.

Turtle Pipe

Inspired by one of the effigy smoking pipes from Mound City, Delaware (Lenape) storyteller Annette Ketchum tells a story from her tribe about the importance of the turtle.

Native Preservation

Miami tribal official Julie Olds emphasizes the need to preserve and educate people about earthwork sites: for native people and for all people.

NAGPRA and Respect

Miami tribal official Julie Olds discusses the still-open questions of which ancient things should be let alone, and which ones shown as part of Native patrimony.

Ten Thousand Mounds

Hawk Pope describes the fertility and abundance of the Ohio Valley region and how communities thrived here.

World Renewal

Archaeologist DeeAnne Wymer explains why some Hopewell deposits suggest the traditional ceremonies of world renewal, still celebrated by many Native American tribes.

Coffee Cups and Cakes

Historian Roger Kennedy tells the story of Worthington hosting Tecumseh and his colleagues for coffee and cakes at the Adena estate.

Ideals of Respect

Historian Roger Kennedy explains the respect Worthington and his friend Albert Gallatin had for Native Americans.

Logan Elm, Chief Logan

In 1775, Chief Logan's famous speech was delivered near Circleville, Ohio, encapsulating the tragedy of white-Indian relations in the Ohio country.

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