Cuyahoga National Park is Wyandot, Shawnee, and Delaware Land

Cuyahoga National Park

{Cuyahoga Valley National Park originally posted by cuyahogavalleynationalpark - part 2/2} If you missed the last post, I suggest reading that for context before this one. —- As the Iroquois strength in the valley waned, dozens of other nations passed through the Cuyahoga Valley after being force out of their homelands through treaties or war further East, especially the Northwest Indian War. Largely led by Miami chief Little Turtle and Shawnee chief Blue Jacket, the war was an attempt to contest American and British expansion into Ohio and the Great Lakes. The confederacy, including Wyandot, Shawnee, Delaware, Ojibwe, Odawa, Potawatomi, Miami, Kickapoo, Kaskaskia, and Cherokee (I apologize for not listing all of these in the image! It wouldn’t fit!), was eventually pushed into and through the Cuyahoga Valley region, which was eventually ceded in the Treaty of Greenville. While is ended the war, the treaty was almost immediately disregarded by settlers, pushing these nations out of the valley and further west. The point is the Cuyahoga Valley National Park was never “empty” and has its own history of dispossession that it has failed to address or deal with. #publiclandisnativeland