Adornments

Adornments

Adornments Read More... The Fort Ancient culture existed in the Ohio Valley from 1000 – 1750. These Native Americans loved to create ornaments to adorn themselves just like we do today when we wear jewelry. But theirs were often made from bird bones, antler, snail or...
Austin’s Legacy

Austin’s Legacy

Austin’s Legacy Read More... Austin’s Legacy depicts a Hopewell sacred fire ceremony within the Fort Ancient Memorial Earthworks in Warren County, Ohio.  Fort Ancient is not a fort as the name suggests but a sacred place where the Hopewell people held important...
The First Signs of Spring

The First Signs of Spring

The First Signs of Spring Read More... Native American Child, Ohio Valley – 18th Century Playing in a stream near her village a young Indian girl scoops up a small Midland Mud Salamander – a sure sign that spring has arrived. This salamander is usually found under...
Buffalo on the Little Miami

Buffalo on the Little Miami

Buffalo on the Little Miami Read More... Shawnee Hunters on the little Miami River – 18th Century Most of us, when we “buffalo” we think the Western Plains since the American buffalo played such a vital role in the survival of the Western Plains Indians. However,...
Ambush from Hanging Rock

Ambush from Hanging Rock

Ambush from Hanging Rock Read More... Ohio Valley, 18th  Century In the later part of the 18th century Ohio Valley Indians were in frequent conflict with American Expansionism – personified by settlers regularly making the dangerous journey down the Ohio River in flat...