COUNCIL OF HISTORIC ORGANIZATIONS

Native American History Council of West Virginia


Kenneth Blankenship, Secretary/Treasurer
Rt. 1 Box 1445A
Wayne, WV 25570
Phone: 304/523-6848

Organization Mission: To educate the public about the Native American presence in West Virginia and Ohio Valley. Help
preserve endangered archaeological sites and disseminate news of Native American issues to other Native American groups throughout the state. Founded 1987.

Area of Interest: Native American issues

Other Contact Information:
Rick Rivard, Chairperson
RR 2 Box 45A
Milton, WV 25541
Phone: 304/743-9058
E-mail: rickrivard@yahoo.com

Board Meets: Third Saturday of the month, 11am at Elk Valley Library

Membership Meets: Monthly, third Saturday of month at 10am

Programs: Members give talks to schools about the history of Native Americans in West Virginia and Native American cultures

Special Events: The Buffalo Gathering held every spring honors Native American people who inhabited the area now called
Buffalo. A series of presentations of Indian culture and history, exhibits of Native American art, and a traditional Native American powwow

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