"Be it resolved by the House of Representatives of the State of Ohio (The Senate concurring):
WHEREAS, American Indians have made and continue to make significant contributions towards shaping Ohio into the great state that it is today. The ancient cultures built monumental earthworks in Ohio encoded with astronomical alignments that have captured the world's attention, and many of Ohio's geographic features and cities have historic Native American Indian names; and
WHEREAS, American Indians who have contributed to the rich history and culture of our state include the members of the ancient cultures now known as the Adena, Hopewell, and Fort Ancient, and historic tribes that include the Shawnee, Miami, Delaware, Potawatomi, Seneca, Wyandot, Peoria, and Ottawa; and
WHEREAS, American Indians have made an indelible mark on the landscape, history, and culture of Ohio. Today, many American Indians call Ohio "home," working and raising their families here; and
WHEREAS, American Indians living in Ohio can be justifiably proud of their rich heritage, spirituality, and traditions. It is important that they receive encouragement from the state's elected officials to continue teaching their culture to their children and sharing it with their fellow Ohioans; now therefore be it
RESOLVED, That we, the members of the 130th General Assembly of the State of Ohio, designate the fourth week of September as "American Indian Week," in conjunction with "American Indian Day" on the fourth Saturday of September, to honor the significant influence that American Indians have had on Ohio and to encourage the teaching and sharing of their culture; and be it further
RESOLVED, That the Clerk of the House of Representatives transmit duly authenticated copies of this resolution to the news media of Ohio."
For more information,
- Rep. Hayes Applauds Passage of Legislation to Designate "American Indian Week"
- The Ohio House of Representatives, July 8, 2014.
- Ohio History Connection American Indian Week Events