Central and eastern Kentucky.
I O U X
Oral Tradition has
it that the Dhegiha Sioux migrated down the Ohio in the mid-1650's
and became the ancestors of the Quapaw, Missouria, Ponca, Omaha,
Kanza, and Osage.
Kentucky Tourism Office: Although there were Native Americans
in Kentucky in prehistoric times, when explorers and settlers
began entering Kentucky in the mid-1700s, there were no permanent
Kentucky Indian tribes or Native American settlements in the
region. Instead of serving as a home for Kentucky Indian tribes,
the country was used as common hunting grounds by Shawnees from
the north and Cherokees from the south. (That's code for "Conquered Territory"!) The Iroquois also claimed their possession
until 1768, though did not occupy them.
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