Cultural Communities: Early Settlers & American Indians 1770-1850

Cultural Communities: Early Settlers & American Indians 1770-1850

5th thru 11th Graders

Cultural Communities - American Indians

Hear the stories of our early settlers and American Indians. How did they live together in our county while maintaining their cultural differences? Vignettes include the words of Laura Carpenter, William Little, Reverend James Finley, Dolly Byxbe, Benjamin Franklin Thomas, and stories about Africa, Ohio, Drake’s Defeat, American Indian Games, and dances inspired by the traditions of the Lenni Lenape.
You may choose from the complete in-person program, portions of the in-person program, or the video program. The full in-person program is 75 minutes including the introduction, closing, and narrations. For better context, schedule the in-person program at the Meeker Homestead. To fit your time schedule and class content you may select several just a few presentations from the vignettes and stories above. This program may be scheduled as an in-person presentation at the Meeker Homestead or your venue. The video won the Ohio Local History Alliance’s 2021 History Outreach Award. To schedule the in-person or video presentation, please contact


The Meeker Homestead at 2690 Stratford Rd. just south of downtown Delaware right next to Turkey Hill off of US 23.

Length of time:

3 hours + time for lunch if you prefer or 75 minutes for the video.


We ask for $5.00 per student. Teachers and chaperones are free.
The Delaware County Historical Society is a non-profit organization funded by donations and memberships. In order to keep our facilities such as the Nash House, The Meeker Homestead, and the Cryder Research Center open and programs available, we would appreciate any financial contribution your school, PTO or organization can provide.
These fees are negotiable so that all children and interested adult groups can receive the benefit of our programs.

Teacher Resource:

Our Curriculum Resource team has created a timeline related to the time period of this program. They have also written seven interdisciplinary lesson plans along with teacher and student self-assessments related to this program’s topics and era. These are free and downloadable HERE

Or scan the QR code at the right to find the lessons, timeline, and other resources.

Ohio Social Studies Content Standards Addressed

5th Grade: 8th Grade: 11th Grade:
History: 2,3,7
Geography: 9, 11, 13, 14
Government: 16
Economics: 21

History: 2,3,7,12
Government: 9, 11
Economics: 24

History: 1,4
Geography: 15, 17, 18
Government: 20
Economics: 4,5