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Glenna Wallace, Chief of the Eastern Shawnee Tribe of Oklahoma, to speak on "Homelands, Shawnee and Ohio" Nov. 27

11/20/2012

Glenna Wallace, Chief of the Eastern Shawnee Tribe of Oklahoma
Glenna Wallace, Chief of the Eastern Shawnee Tribe of Oklahoma
Glenna Wallace, Chief of the Eastern Shawnee Tribe of Oklahoma, will present "Homelands, Shawnee and Ohio: Past, Present and Future" at 4 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 27, in the Shriver Center Heritage Room. Her talk is part of the Lectures in Contemporary Anthropology Indigenous Speaker Series.

Wallace, an educator, was elected chief of the Eastern Shawnee Tribe in 2006, the first woman to hold that position. She was elected to a second term in 2010.

The Shawnee Indians were living in the Ohio Valley as early as the late 1600s. After the Indian Removal Act of 1830 was passed, the Shawnee were forced by the U.S. to give up their land claims in Ohio and were sent to reservations in Oklahoma and Kansas.

About Ohio and the Shawnee Wallace states: “We are still here in a certain way. We are here in our hearts. We want our people to be remembered. We want our contribution to be honored. We have a past. We have a present. We want a future together.”

Her talk is sponsored by the A.T. Hansen Anthropology Lecture Fund and the department of anthropology, Center for American and World Cultures, American studies program, the Myaamia Project and the Humanities Center.

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