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History Alive! – Ostenaco at Tygart Lake

June 11

Sharing influences in West Virginia’s history, Tygart Lake State Park presents History Alive! this evening. Join us at the nature center for a first-person portrayal of Ostenaco.

About Ostenaco, a leader of Cherokee warriors:

During the French and Indian War, Ostenaco was a leader of Cherokee warriors who allied with Virginia military leaders against northern tribes fighting with the French. His leadership provided a vital alliance for the British colonial settlements in much of present West Virginia. Ostenaco’s influence contributed significantly to the expansion of English-speaking people into Western Virginia. Start time is 7:00 p.m. Program lasts about one hour. Family-friendly. Questions and conversation. Open to the public at no cost.

Ostenaco presentation is a History Alive! program made possible by the West Virginia Humanities Council and West Virginia State Park system. Your evening host is Jacob Jackson, Park Naturalist.


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