Miami Indian Heritage Days Season Begins Saturday, May 6

The History Center presents Miami Indian Heritage Days beginning Saturday, May 6 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 Singers” will kick-off the season on Saturday, May 6 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 students and seniors. History Center members and children ages 2 and under are free.

The complete schedule includes:

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.