Native American Trails Marker Ceremony on Campus

Posted on 9/3/2014 10:09:21 AM

An unveiling of the Catawba and Kittanning Native American Trails marker will take place this Saturday, September 6, 2014, at 5:00 p.m. in a ceremony free and open to the Indiana and IUP communities.

Trail Marker Event FlyerThe ceremony will be held near the HUB and Whitmyre Hall, with a rain location of Gorell Recital Hall.  Native dance and drum artist Quentin Fuller will perform.

President Michael Driscoll, Dr. Pablo Mendoza, Dr. Theresa Smith, and student Michaela Sullivan will offer remarks.

The Catawba and Kittanning early Native American paths intersected near campus, with the Catawba serving as a major north-south trail and the Kittanning east-west. 

Both offered Native Americans and early Europeans a pathway to a national network of trails throughout the continent and region.  These early paths functioned as avenues for trade, communication, and warfare and later served as the foundation for our modern highway system.

This event is sponsored by the IUP Native American Awareness Council and the Office of Social Equity.