Ostenaco – History Alive!

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. Portrayed by Doug Wood of Hurricane, WV, at Holly River State Park near the activity building. Start time is 4:00 p.m. Program lasts about one hour. Family-friendly with social distancing practiced.

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 Parks.

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Event Details

  • Start Date: June 6, 2020

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