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Tuesday, 28 May 2013 09:06
Pemberville Mental Culture Club
PEMBERVILLE -  Twenty club members met May 14 at the Pemberville Library.  Retiring president Penny Truman presided over the evening business meeting.  
The club's $500 scholarship will be awarded at the Eastwood Academic Banquet later in May.
Marilyn Bowlus gave a broad survey of the migration and cultural evolution of the Indians in the Western Hemisphere.  Mike McMasters, education coordinator at the Wood County Historical Museum, described the Indians who lived in Northwest Ohio from 10,000 BC to 1835 AD.  They were here for so many thousands of years it is no surprise that one can find evidence of them in every sand hill and along water ways in the Great Black Swamp.  They came into the Swamp to follow the animals that they hunted.  The most frequent artifacts they left behind were stone tools and points, also known as arrow heads.
Some of the known Indian camps are: on the Portage River at Ohio 23 and Ohio 105, on Tontogany Creek in Tontogany, and on the Maumee River at Eagle Point,  now Rossford, and Wolf's Rapids, now Grand Rapids.
The Ottawa Indians moved into the area in 1720 only to be forced out by the Indian Removal Act of 1835 to go to Missouri and later to Kansas.
Karen Schultz served dessert.