Who Were the Mingo Indians of Ohio?


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The Mingo Indians of Ohio were a group of Native Americans related to the Iroquois. They are most commonly called the Ohio Seneca natives.

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The Mingo tribes came to Ohio from New York around 1750. When they moved to Ohio, they built their villages in eastern Ohio and continued moving westward until the 1770s, when they settled in the central part of the state. As attacks by the settlers became more frequent, the Ohio Seneca began trying to make a life living with other tribes. Although the Ohio Seneca Indians made Ohio their home throughout much of the 1700s, by 1831, the tribe was forced to sell its land and head out west.

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