Native Americans in Ohio

Before Ohio became a state in 1803, there were four major Ohio Indian tribal divisions that made their homes along four major river areas:

  1. the Delawares in the Muskingum Valley,
  2. the Shawnees on the Scioto River,
  3. the Ottawas, Hurons or Wyandots in the Maumee Valley, then called the Miami of the Lakes, and
  4. the Miamis in the Miami Valley area.

According to the 1990 census, the Native American population of Ohio was 20,400. The 2000 Census shows an increase of the Native American population in Ohio from 20,400 to 24,486.

Ohio's Native People in the 1600-1700s

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Source: One State-Many Nations: Native Americans of Ohio

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