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Miami Indian Heritage Days Season Begins Saturday, May 7

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.

“Medicine Woman Drum” will kick-off the season on Saturday, May 7 at 1 p.m. The group’s performances demonstrate the significance of drumming, singing and dancing in Miami society.

Admission for each Saturday event is $7 for adults and $5 for seniors and youth. History Center members and children ages 2 and under are free.

The remaining schedule includes:

June 4 – Miami Beadwork with Katrina Mitten

July 2 – Cookware from Local Clays: Making and Using Replica Native Style Pottery with Erik Vosteen

August 6 – Work and Play Among Native Peoples: Games of the Miami with Craig Arnold, Diane Hunter, & Doug Peconge

September 3 – Wikiami Cattail Matting with M.I.A.M.I (Miami Indian Alliance of Miami Indians)

October 1 – Miami Harvest: Edible and Usable Plants and Materials with Dani Tippmann

November 5, 10-5pm & November 6 12-4pm – 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

Miami Indian Heritage Days Press Release 2016.doc

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