Miami Indian Heritage Days Begins Saturday

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, May to November, from 1-4 pm. Greta Sirios will offer a Fiber Arts: Cording and Twining demonstration on May 7.

The Chief Richardville House, or akima pinšiwa 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.

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

The complete schedule includes:

  • Saturday, May 7 – Fiber Arts: Cording and Twining with Greta Sirios
  • Saturday, June 4 – Cookware from Local Clays: Making and Using Replica Native-Style Pottery with Erik Vosteen
  • Saturday, July 2 – Miami Beadwork with Katrina Mitten
  • Saturday, August 6 – Miami Games Since Time Immemorial with Diane Hunter
  • Saturday, September 3 – Miami Harvest: Edible and Usable Plants and Materials with Dani Tippmann
  • Saturday, October 1 – Wiikiaami Cattail Matting at the Longhouse with M.I.A.M.I. (Miami Indian Alliance of Miami Indians)
  • Saturday, November 5 (10a-5p) and Sunday, November 6 (12-4p) – Traders Days: Shop for traditional crafts, goods and wares, as well as enjoy hands-on demonstrations and interactive educational programs. Free to the public.
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