Sunday, May 15, 2016

Chief Cornstalk at Chautaugua June 21



 An 1872 drawing of Cornstalk from Frost's Pictorial History of Indian Wars and Captivities

Continuing to celebrate and prepare for Chautauqua in Gallipolis June 21-25:

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Chief Cornstalk

This is from our World Book Almanac:

Cornstalk (1720?-1777), a Shawnee Indian chief, became a central figure in Indian wars in Ohio during the late 1700's. He became alarmed when a conflict between other Ohio Indians and Virginians led to an invasion by two armies of Virginians in 1774. 

Cornstalk feared the Virginians would overrun Ohio, and so he led a Shawnee army against one of the Virginian forces. His warriors were defeated at the Battle of Point Pleasant in October 1774. The battle ended what was called Lord Dunmore's War, named after Virginia's governor. In 1777, Cornstalk was visiting Point Pleasant when other Indians killed a settler. 

A mob took revenge by killing Cornstalk, his son, and three other Shawnee. These murders led to years of warfare in Ohio. Cornstalk was probably born in Pennsylvania.

Green, Michael D. "Cornstalk." Academic World Book. World Book, 2016. Web. 13 May 2016.


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Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Chautaugua Comes Back to Gallipolis

 
 Chief Cornstalk's Gravesite in Point Pleasant, West Virginia.

Mark your calendars for the Gallipolis end of June Chautaugua:

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The following is from our Academic World Book:

Chautauqua,  (shuh TAW kwuh), is a system of summer school and correspondence school education founded at Chautauqua Lake, New York, in 1874. The term also refers to traveling groups, called Tent Chautauquas, which had no connection with the original educational movement.

The Chautauqua Institution. Rev. John H. Vincent, a Methodist clergyman, and Lewis Miller of Akron, Ohio, first conceived the idea of setting up a summer school to give instruction to Sunday-school teachers. The first assembly was held at Chautauqua in August 1874. The movement rapidly expanded to include a school of languages (1878), a summer school for public school teachers (1879), a school of theology (1881), and a series of clubs for young people interested in reading, music, fine arts, physical education, and religion. In 1883, the Chautauqua University was established. The university closed in 1898. But the Chautauqua Institution continues a summer adult education program and makes its facilities available to other interested groups.

Borrowman, Merle L. "Chautauqua." Academic World Book. World Book, 2016. Web. 11 May 2016.
   
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Monday, May 2, 2016

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Thursday, April 28, 2016