DHEGIHA

 

Dhegiha Territory: Central and eastern Kentucky.

 

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Dhegiha Gathering
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Dhegiha Population
United States (2010) -

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COMMENTS

 

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.