Beyond the Battlefield: Interpreting St. Clair’s Defeat through the Eyes of Tribal Citizens
August 13 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
This is a cultural event featuring citizens from the Eastern Shawnee Tribe of Oklahoma, Miami Tribe of Oklahoma, and Wyandotte Nation. These young dynamic speakers will be available for two days to discuss and inform visitors about their tribal heritage and culture from a past a present-day perspective.
Sunday’s programming will focus on exclusively modern Tribal perspectives and conversations with the same four Tribal Humanities Professionals. These conversations will take the form of both formal presentations inside the museum and informal conversations on the battlefield itself. Guests will be able to meet citizens of Federally Recognized Tribes who are descendants of those who lived and fought here in the late 18th century.
Sunday’s event will run from 10:00-4:00, with formal presentations and battlefield tours being scheduled so visitors can take full advantage of all programming. Battlefield tours (~45 minutes) at designated times will be given by archaeologists and St. Clair’s Defeat researchers from the Applied Anthropology Laboratories, Ball State University. The tours will follow 15 wayside exhibits and an on-line tour throughout the battlefield. The focus of the tours will be the strategy of the nine tribes before and during the battle, while defending their homelands, their culture, and way of life.
Fort Recovery Historical Society