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Native American Heritage

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. The Iroquois  also claimed their possession until 1768, though did not occupy them.

Today, several sites preserve the heritage of Native Americans in Kentucky, a vital part of the long history of Kentucky
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Daniel Boone Country Middlesboro, KY
There's Only One...Cumberland Gap. Cumberland Gap National Park has a lot to offer: rich history, spectacular scenery, impressive vistas, unique geologic sandstone formations...
Northern Kentucky River Region Elizabethtown, KY
Since opening its doors in the fall of 2003, the Hardin County History Museum has been collecting and preserving artifacts, documents and other memorabilia that tells the s...
Bluegrass Region Maysville, KY
The Kentucky Gateway Museum Center, formerly Mason County Museum, is operated by the Maysville and Mason County Library, Historical and Scientific Association chartered by the...


Daniel Boone Country Corbin, KY
Description: To promote understanding of the Native American history, culture, beliefs, art and traditions of the indigenous people who inhabited this land before the European...
Western Wetlands Paducah, KY
Welcome! The Paducah Convention & Visitors Bureau, the official Destination Marketing Organization for Paducah/McCracken County, is responsible for generating increme...
Bourbon, Horses & History Winchester, KY
The Bluegrass Heritage Museum brings the history of the area to life for both the old and young by collecting, preserving and exhibiting objects valuable to the history of Win...
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