The History Center presents Miami Indian Heritage Days beginning Saturday, May 7 at the Chief Richardville House, 5705 Bluffton Road, Fort Wayne. Learn about the lasting heritage of the Miami and other regional Native American groups. Local artists, performers, and presenters will be featured the first Saturday of the month from May to November from 1-4pm.
The Chief Richardville House or Akima Pinsiwa Awiiki, is recognized as the oldest Native American structure in the Midwest. Admission to Miami Indian Heritage Days includes a guided tour of this National Historic Landmark.
Saturday, May 6 (1:00-4:00), Medicine Woman Singers
Saturday, June 3 (1:00-4:00), Miami Beadwork with Katrina Mitten
Saturday, July 1 (1:00-4:00), Cookware from Local Clays: Making and Using Replica Native Style Pottery with Erik Vosteen
Saturday, August 5 (1:00-4:00), Miami Lacrosse Stick Making with Diane Hunter & Doug Peconge
Saturday, September 2 (1:00-4:00), Miami Harvest: Edible and Usable Plants and Materials with Dani Tippmann
Saturday, October 7 (1:00-4:00), Wikiami Cattail Matting at the Longhouse with M.I.A.M.I. (Miami Indian Alliance of Miami Indians)
Saturday, November 4 (10:00-5:00) and Sunday, November 5 (12:00-4:00), Traders Days: Traditional Miami and regional tribes’ crafts, goods, and wares for sale, as well as hands-on demonstrations and interactive educational programs. Free to the public.
For more information, contact the History Center at 260-426-2882 or visit the website at www.fwhistorycenter.com