Early Ohio Cultures & Native Americans

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One State-Many Nations-Prehistoric Ohioans

This short video briefly describes where and how the early Ohioans lived. 

Safe YouTube video link is HERE. 

Virtual Early Ohioans

Ohio History Connection's website introduces us to archeology and seven groups of early Ohio cultures.  Virtual Early Ohioans.

What Do We Know about the Mound Builders?

Do you want to know more about archeology, the Mound Builders, and the artifacts found around the Mounds? This arts-integrated lesson plan guides students learning through discussions, writing, and drawing activities.

Lesson plan is found at The Art Curator for Kids.

Three Sisters Garden

The Lenni Lenape tribes that lived here in Ohio were farmers and hunters. The American Indians were excellent farmers and developed the three sisters garden using squash, beans, and corn. Each vegetable helped the other grow resulting in delicious crops. Come see our Three Sisters Garden at The Barn at Stratford on Stratford Road in Delaware, Ohio in the summer and early fall. 

American Indian Lenni Lenape lesson Plan

The Delaware and Lenni Lenape tribes lived in Delaware County until the early 1800s. They interacted with the European settlers and were a vibrant part of the Delaware economy. This lesson plan gives background information about the culture and traditions of these people. The interdisciplinary lesson is geared for grades 4-8 and offers students a choice of a number of projects to demonstrate their understandings. Find the lesson HERE.