Sunwatch Indian Village in Dayton, Ohio

January 27, 2017

Sunwatch Indian Village in Dayton, Ohio

Sunwatch Indian village is a reconstruction of an ancient Native American village that was once home to the Fort Ancient Native American culture. They lived in the region, though not at this exact site, from 1000-1750. The Sunwatch Indian Village was reconstructed based on the locations of archaeological finding and are located on the park's three acre location. The park got its start after evidence of the ancient village were found in the 1960s. In 1971 the site was preserved after digging on the land, for a sewage treatment plant, after artifacts were discovered that showed the existence of the former village.

The park is run by the Dayton Society of Natural History.