Nitro resident Doug Wood portrays Cherokee leader Ostenaco in History Alive! programs throughout the state. History Alive! is sponsored by the West Virginia Humanities Council, and its historical presenters visit approximately 200 libraries, schools and other nonprofit organizations each year.
Joey Anania, a junior at the Minerva Center for Academic Success, models the bearskin "coat" that helped keep Ostenaco and other Native Americans warm in the winter.