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Fact or Fiction: A fresh analysis of American Indian names and myths linked to Coshocton County

http://www.daily-jeff.com/local%20news/ … -coshocton

Published: April 21, 2015 3:59PM

COSHOCTON — True or false: Folk lore says that in the Delaware Indian language Coshocton meant “black bear town” or “union of waters.” It also states that Walhonding meant “white woman,” referring to Mary Harris, the throat-cutting wife of Chief Eagle Feather.

Get all the facts at the Johnson-Humrickhouse Museum on May 7 at 6:30 p.m. when Scott E. Butler, presents Fact or Fiction: A fresh analysis of American Indian names and myths linked to Coshocton County.

Butler has researched findings on four subjects connected to the 18th century Coshocton frontier: the meaning of two words from Native American languages which are likely origins of the name, Coshocton; the meaning of the Native American word which is the likely origin of the name Walhonding; and documented truth and fiction about Mary Harris, the “White Woman” of the mid-18th century Coshocton frontier, for whom the central street in Roscoe Village is named.

Butler’s detailed findings have been printed in three booklets. Attendees to the presentation will be give copies of all three to take home.

Butler will also announce a new prize for non-fiction writing connected to the Coshocton frontier: The Mary Harris Prizes totaling $2,000 for short non-fiction essays.
Program admission is $5 for adults and $3 for students (Friends of the Museum receive $1 off).

The Johnson-Humrickhouse Museum is located in Historic Roscoe Village at 300 N. Whitewoman St., Coshocton, OH 43812.

For more information contact the museum at 740-622-8710 or email jhmuseum@jhmuseum.org .

Museum hours are 1 to 4:30 p.n. Tuesday through Sunday.

The Ohio Arts Council helped fund this program with state tax dollars to encourage economic growth, educational excellence and cultural enrichment for all Ohioans.



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