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Settling Ohio: First Nations and Beyond (Conference)
February 21, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - February 22, 2020 @ 4:30 pmFree
OHIO UNIVERSITY BAKER CENTER, ATHENS OHIO
FEBRUARY 21-22, 2020
The first people in Ohio arrived more than 13,000 years ago. These Native Americans overcame rapid changes in climate, eventually building the state’s first homes and becoming the state’s first farmers.
More than 200 years ago a series of events and actions began to shape the state of Ohio we see today—its government, its economy, and its people. Empires clashed and diverse peoples mingled.
Immigrants “settling” Ohio came from the East Coast and Germany, from free people of African descent to slaves crossing the Ohio River, from merchants to Johnny Appleseed. They fought over what freedom in a rapidly expanding republican nation meant, and they left legacies and institutions of enduring significance, including Ohio University.
Hear from historians, scholars and the Chief of the Eastern Shawnee Nation at Settling Ohio: First Nations and Beyond. The conference will take place at Ohio University’s Baker Center on Feb. 21 and 22. It is free and open to the public.
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