June 28, 2018

Contact: Brian Quinn

Roles of Native Americans in Revolutionary War explored during July 7 program at Van Meter State Park

JEFFERSON CITY, MO, JUNE 28, 2018 – Van Meter State Park will host a special program that explores the different roles Native Americans played during the Revolutionary War and the role of Native Americans in this historical event. The program is set for 2 to 3 p.m. Saturday, July 7, at Missouri’s American Indian Cultural Center inside the park. This event is free and open to the public

Native Americans, like the colonists, had to choose one side or another or attempt to remain neutral throughout the war. The Revolution became even more complicated for the Native Americans because it signified further expansion and encroachment by settlers onto their native lands. The one-hour program will delve into the complex but fascinating topic.

Van Meter State Park is located 12 miles North of Marshall on Highway 122.  For more information about the event, call the park at 660-886-7537.

For more information on state parks and historic sites, visit Missouri State Parks is a division of the Missouri Department of Natural Resources.