History lovers can explore tribes of Ohio Valley


FAIRMONT, W.Va. – The Prickett’s Fort Memorial Foundation will conduct its second annual Ohio Valley Eastern Woodland Indian Seminar & Encampment Oct. 26-28, at Prickett’s Fort State Park in Fairmont, W.Va.

The Ohio Valley Eastern Woodland Seminar will explore the role of native tribes in the Ohio Valley during the 18th century. Speakers this year will focus on the cultural, social, and warfare tactics of the native tribes of the upper Ohio River Valley.

Presenters for this year’s sessions are:

* Larry Nelson, director of Fort Meigs and associate professor of history at Bowling Green State University. He is the author of “The Captivity of Alexander McKee.”

* James O’Neal, who has complied and edited a collection of narratives regarding the appearance of Native Americans from 1740-1815.

* Ted Franklin Belue, instructor at Murrysville State University and author of several books and numerous history articles.

* Travis Henline, a graduate student at West Virginia University who is completing his thesis on Lord Dunmore’s War. He has served as a seasonal park ranger at Fort Necessity National Battlefield and as a native interpreter at Prickett’s Fort State Park.

* Doug Wood, a native interpreter who is very active in the preservation and interpretation of native culture throughout West Virginia.

Registration for the Ohio Valley seminar is $25 for members of the Prickett’s Fort Foundation and $30 for nonmembers. Send checks payable to: Prickett’s Fort Foundation, Rt. 3 Box 407, Fairmont, WV, 26554.

For more information contact Richard Brown at 304-363-3030 or at 1-800-CALL WVA or by e-mail at pfort@westco.net.


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