Eastern Shawnee Tribe to dedicate monument on ancestral land
The Eastern Shawnee Tribe of Oklahoma will dedicate a monument at the site of an ancestral village in Ohio.

The monument will be stone engraved with the tribe's logo. Inside, the tribe will place a time capsule of items, including a basket, moccasins and dirt from the current locations of the three Shawnee tribes.

The tribe plans to open the time capsule in 2032, on the 200th anniversary of the forced removal from Ohio. The Shawnee walked more than 700 miles from the Wapatamica village to present-day northeastern Oklahoma in 1832.

In addition to the monument, the tribe will place a flag at the site.

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Eastern Shawnee tribe to visit native homeland (The Joplin Globe 7/15)