GLENDORA, Calif. (PRWEB) January 13, 2023
Ken Elchert has completed his new book “Wapakoneta: In the Beginning—The Early History of the Shawnee Village That Became the Birthplace of Neil Armstrong”: a fascinating work that covers the time period from 300 million years ago when this site was on the equator to 1832 and 1833 when the Shawnee Indians who lived there were removed to the Indian lands west of the Mississippi River.
Elchert writes, “Wapakoneta, Ohio, is best known today as the birthplace of Neil Armstrong, the first man to walk on the surface of the moon. But few people know that the maternal grandparents’ home in which he was born in 1930 was on land, which was part of the “Wapaghkonetta” Shawnee Reservation a century before. In fact, the day he was born was just three days shy of the ninety-ninth anniversary of the signing of the Treaty of “Wapaghkonnetta” in which the Wapakoneta Shawnee ceded their reservation to the United States. The focus of the book, therefore, is on Wapakoneta and the Shawnee.”
Published by Page Publishing, Ken Elchert’s intriguing work talks about the great river that flowed through that area before the mile-thick glaciers terraformed the landscape into what it is today.
It then proceeds to provide the details of the earliest maps of the area made by the first explorers of European descent into the Ohio Country as well as the earliest French and British trading posts and forts in the Ohio Country. This includes information never published before about Fort Au Glaize built along the Auglaize River in 1748 in Wapakoneta.
It also provides details of the Ohio Indians focusing on the Shawnees and tracing their movements in Ohio up to the time they were placed on reservations. The Wapakoneta Shawnee Reserve was the site of two Shawnee council houses which are highlighted in the book.
Readers who wish to experience this captivating work can purchase “Wapakoneta: In the Beginning—The Early History of the Shawnee Village That Became the Birthplace of Neil Armstrong” at bookstores everywhere, or online at the Apple iTunes Store, Amazon, Google Play, or Barnes and Noble.
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