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Lou Schultz Talks about Ohio's Involvement in War of 1812

Louis Schultz will discuss Ohio’s part in the War of 1812 at the Big Walnut Area Historical Society Tuesday, November 13.  The meeting begins at 7:30 in the Myers Inn Meeting Room at 45 South Columbus Street, facing the Sunbury Village Square.

As settlers continued to pour into America, the Native Americans were pushed further west.  Many eastern tribes moved into Ohio.  As more settlers moved in skirmishes between the tribes and the settlers began to increase until Mad

Anthony Wayne defeated the Indians at Fallen Timbers.  The Greenville Treaty was signed in 1795 forming a line across Ohio dividing land for the Native Americans to the north and settlers to the south.  This line went through southern Morrow County.  Myers Inn

Louis A Schultz

Museum has Hal Sherman’s paintings

Map from Wikipedia

depicting the Shawnee execution of Wyandot Chief Leatherlips when he refused to join with Tecumseh to break the treaty.  A second Greenville Treaty was signed in 1814 which brought support of the Wyandot, Delaware, Miami, Shawnee, Seneca and Potawatomi to the Americans during the War of 1812.  British recruited other tribes to fight against the Americans.  Mr. Louis Schultz of Galena will tell of Ohio’s part in the War of 1812.

Born and raised in Sandusky, Lou went to Ft. Stephenson in Fremont on a third grade field trip.  This trip led to his interest in the War of 1812.  Later he earned a degree in history at Allegheny College and a degree in German from Ohio State University.  Lou served as Director of Admission and Financial Aid at Columbus Academy where he retired.  Today he serves on the Ohio War of 1812 Bicentennial Commission.  His extensive collection of materials relating to the War of 1812 in the Northwest will be displayed in the Hayes Presidential Center from February through September 2013.

“Ohio was the scene of many of the major engagements of the War of 1812 in the Northwest.  The British and their Native American allies invaded Ohio on several occasions.  Ohio served as the base for the amphibious attack on Canada that culminated in the capture of the British Army and the death of Tecumseh. . . . The War of 1812 marked the end of the long struggle of the Native Americans to preserve their independence,” commenter Schultz.  Soon after the war, the Northwest Territory was opened for settlement and the Native Americans were put on reservations and eventually moved west of the Mississippi. 

The November meeting is the last educational meeting of the year since there is no regular meeting in December.  As always, the meeting are free to everyone.

The historical society operates the Myers Inn Museum which is open 12-3 Thursdays, Fridays, and Sundays as well as 10 to 4 on Saturdays.  The museum faces the southwest corner of the Sunbury Village Square. 

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