The Shawnee: Lords of the Ohio Valley

7/20/2013 | Van Meter State Park | Miami, MO

Join us at Missouri’s American Indian Cultural Center The Shawnee: Lords of the Ohio Valley by Michael Dickey, administrator of Arrow Rock State Historic Site and author of two history books  - “Arrow Rock: Crossroads of the Missouri Frontier” and “The People of the River’s Mouth: In Search of the Missouria Indians.”

This PowerPoint presentation will provide an overview of the history and culture of the Shawnee Indian nation, beginning with their first encounters of Europeans in the mid-1600s. The program explores the role of the Shawnee in the Indian wars of Kentucky and the Ohio valley. Two of their leaders, Tecumseh and his brother Tenskwatawa “The Prophet” became household names after nearly forging an alliance of all the Indian tribes from the Great Lakes to the Gulf of Mexico. During the War of 1812, the Shawnee were present in Missouri and active in Saline County. The final dispersal and relocation of the Shawnee people to Indian Territory (Oklahoma) will also be discussed. Click here to read the news release.


Event time: 2 p.m. - 3 p.m.

32146 N. Hwy. 122, Miami, MO | (660) 886-7537

Associated activities

  • Interpretive Programs