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NEO’s American Indian Center to unveil exhbit today

MIAMI, Okla.  – Northeastern Oklahoma A&M College American Indian Center for Excellence will host the “St. Clair’s Defeat Revisited: A New View of the Conflict” open house to unveil the exhibit.

The open house and presentations “Nothing About Us, Without Us” are today, Thursday, May 30 in the Calcagno Family Ballroom at 3 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.

“St. Clair’s Defeat Revisited: A New View of the Conflict” introduces you to the complex history of St. Clair’s defeat, on November 4, 1791, and its context and the aftermath with respect to the nine tribal nations who orchestrated this great defeat of the U.S. Military. The exhibit was co-created with 11 Tribal Humanities Scholars, over half of which are from six tribes in Ottawa County.

The open house and presentations will consist of a panel discussion with Tribal Humanities Scholars from Ottawa County and archaeologists from Ball State University. Chief Glenna Wallace of the Eastern Shawnee Tribe will give a presentation with BSU archaeologists.

The exhibit’s themes, design, 15-minute video, and immersive qualities contextualize the background of the Northwest Indian War in what is now Ohio and Indiana, St. Clair’s defeat and native crescent strategy, aftermath including broken treaties, removal, and boarding schools, and persistence of tribes today.

Held in the Charles Banks Wilson Art and Cultural Education Center, the exhibit is free and open to the public Monday through Thursday from 7am-5pm, May 20 through August 1, and Monday through Friday from 8am-5pm, August 5 through December 2.

For more information, contact NEO American Indian Center for Excellence mentor Hannah Berryman at or 918-540-6144.

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