This past summer a "Native American" wedding took place in our area and was described as the first one in northern Ohio in 200 years. Here is one more opportunity given me to render a contrary opinion. Actually, I've learned not to describe something as the first, last, oldest, newest, largest or smallest unless I know absolutely and without a doubt that it is a pure fact.
The facts of the case are that almost a century ago several American Indians gathered at Rye Beach west of Huron for a wedding based on their tribal traditions. The chief of this group was Thunderwater, who had a cottage at Rye Beach built "in the Indian style", whatever that was. He was from Cleveland, and estimated that at least 12 Indian families lived there.