From Ancient Hands:
Rediscovery of Stories in Fire and Clay
The Shawnee Tribal Center’s first exhibit explores the art and technology of ancestral ceramics, focusing on a pottery style called Fort Ancient. Visitors explore pottery with hands-on activities. Study pottery sherds with a microscope. Learn to make traditional decorative designs. Share recipes cooked in a pot.
The exhibit visually tells the story of the Shawnee people through objects that represent essential aspects of Shawnee life - both today and throughout history.
In the gallery, the installation displays no written information. Shawnee language, like many indigenous languages, is not traditionally a written language. History and ways of life are deeply rooted in oral tradition, with knowledge being shared and sustained by people.