Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Ohio History Connection's New American Indian Liason

Stacy Halfmoon, the new director of American Indian Relations  at the Ohio History Connection. Image Courtesy of Columbus Monthly.
Stacy Halfmoon, the new director of American Indian Relations
at the Ohio History Connection.
Image Courtesy of Columbus Monthly.
April 2016.
Debbie Briner, of Columbus Monthly, has written an informative article about the Ohio History Connection's new director of American Indian Relations, Stacy Halfmoon, and the Ohio History Connection's recent efforts to connect with the historic nations of Ohio.

"[Stacy] Halfmoon began her new duties in November as the first director of American Indian relations at the Ohio History Connection (the former Ohio Historical Society), which operates the Ohio History Center in North Columbus. “The American Indian history and the American Indian heritage in Ohio is tremendous,” she says.
History Connection CEO Burt Logan says Halfmoon’s hiring builds on his nonprofit’s efforts to educate about the history, archeology, culture and artifacts of Native American tribes who once inhabited the state. “If we look at it morally, it just feels like it’s the right thing to do,” Logan says. “Ohio was home to many Native American tribes prior to white Europeans migrating to the Midwest and forcing their removal. We really have significant parts of their heritage and their culture.”
Of his organization’s 57 historic sites, Logan says about 20 have some relationship with that period of European settlement. Halfmoon cites the nationally recognized prehistoric Newark Earthworks and the Serpent Mound in Adams County as examples of the significant presence of ancient Native American cultures in Ohio. “I am very respectful of the history,” Logan says."

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