American Indian shared cultural practice of drum and song   Save
Columbus Free Press Collection Audiovisual Series
Description: Photograph taken for the Columbus Free Press during an event at the Ohio State Fairgrounds showing traditional ceremonial music performed by American Indians who were passing through Central Ohio while taking part in "The Longest Walk." Tribal members who participated in the walk spent a week resting at Delaware State Park in Delaware, Ohio, ca. 1978, during which time they shared information about the walk with interested members of the public and demonstrated a variety of ceremonial music traditions. The Longest Walk was an American Indian Movement-led event in support of tribal sovereignty for American Indians and in protest of anti-Indian legislation that was being proposed at the time. The walk covered a 3,200-mile stretch across the United States. The Columbus Free Press began as a bi-weekly publication in Columbus, Ohio, in 1970. An underground newspaper, it replaced the Ohio State University publication The People, Yes. The earliest known issue of the newspaper appeared on January 4, 1971. The newspaper underwent a series of name changes over the decades, with titles including the Columbus Free Press & Cowtown Times (1972-1976), the Columbus Freepress (1976-1992) and The Free Press (1992-1995). The paper, which covered many liberal and progressive causes, was an alternative to mainstream news sources in central Ohio with the slogan “The Other Side of the News.” In 1995, the paper ceased publication briefly before reemerging as a website in early 1996, and returning as a print publication under the Free Press title in the form of a quarterly journal in 1998. Published under various frequencies during the first part of the 21st century, the Free Press again became a nonprofit monthly publication in 2017 with both a print and web presence, published by the Columbus Institute for Contemporary Journalism and operated by a volunteer staff and board. View on Ohio Memory.
Image ID: MSS1301AV_B02F15_01
Subjects: American Indian history and society; Cultural heritage; American Indian Movement (AIM); Musical performances; Drums
Places: Columbus (Ohio); Franklin County (Ohio)