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Miami Indian Heritage Days Teaches Wikiami Cattail Matting

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.

Join the Miami Indian Alliance of Miami Indians (M.I.A.M.I) Saturday, September 3rd in an afternoon of Wikiami cattail matting at the Chief Richardville House. Participate in creating cattail mats and learn about their uses and history.

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

For more information, contact the History Center at (260) 426-2882 or visit the website at