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Relive History at Miami Indian Heritage Days
Posted on June 24, 2011 at 2:15:29 pm by Jan B.
Native American history comes alive each month at the Miami Heritage Days. The History Center hosts educational Saturday afternoons at Chief Richardville’s where visitors can learn about some of Fort Wayne’s earliest inhabitants — The Miami Indians. For the first Saturday of every month, guests will observe first-hand the hunting, weaponry, planting and harvesting, construction and crafting techniques of the Miami Tribe. A different emphasis will be placed on each Saturday’s meeting. Upcoming events include: July 2: Pottery cooking demonstrations August 6: Native American Beadwork September 3: Miami harvests and edible plants and usable, natural materials October 1: The Miami Indiana Alliance of Miami Indians will demonstrate traditional wikiamai building and cattail. Miami Indian Heritage Days will run through the rest of the summer and fall, on select Saturday afternoons from 1-4 p.m. Admission is $7 for adults and $5 for seniors and students. Children five and under and History Center members will receive free entry. Don’t miss your change to dive into Fort Wayne’s local Native American history! For more information about the Miami Heritage Days, check out our website.