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Jump Back in Time at Miami Indians Heritage Week
Posted on August 04, 2011 at 5:33:52 am by Jan B.
Experience a weekend of Native American culture as the Fort Wayne History Center presents Miami Indian Heritage Days! The weekend kick starts at 1 p.m. on August 6. Guests can make their way to the Chief Richardville House to experience three hours of Miami culture including a Native American Beadwork presentation by Katrina Mitten. Miami Heritage Week starts the following day in conjunction with the Woodland Art exhibit, a Native American fine arts festival featuring powwow dancing and native artwork such as clothing, jewelry, gourd art and drums. Heritage week spices up the art exhibit with a variety of special activities. A performance by Medicine Woman Drum and cattail weaving can be enjoyed by all from 1-4 p.m. on Sunday. Monday evening, visitors can sit in and interact in a discussion focused on the Miami’s history. And Tuesday night, be sure to drop by with the kids to experience a Native Children book reading by Miami educators and students. As with any cultural celebration, guests will have the opportunity to try unique foods including elk burgers and sassafras tea during their visit to the events of Heritage Week. Check out this link for more information about Miami Heritage Days, and click here to learn more about Miami Indian Heritage Week.