Weekend events at History Center spotlight Native Americans

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Weekend events at History Center spotlight Native Americans

The Chief Richardville House, 5705 Bluffton Road, Fort Wayne will be the site for Traders Days this Saturday and Sunday, November 6 and 7. The weekend events are free to the public and are open on Saturday 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and Sunday noon to 4 p.m.

Vendors, craftsmen and artists will sell quality Native American items including fine art, gourd work, beading, carved wood pieces, corn husk dolls, Christmas ornaments, Native American shields, jewelry, clothing, feather work, homemade baked goods and more.

A Miami long house is also being constructed at the Chief Richardville House and will be available to tour as well as the home of Chief Richardville.

A free lecture and book signing on Sunday, November 7 at 2 p.m. by Joe Krom entitled “Between Two Cultures: The Home of William Wells and Sweet Breeze at Fort Wayne” will complete this fall’s series of the George R. Mather Lectures, sponsored by the Dunsire Family Foundation and the History Center.

The lecture will be held at the History Center, 302 East Berry Street, Fort Wayne.

Krom’s latest book is “Heart of a Warrior” about William Wells and his Miami Indian wife, Sweet Breeze. In “Heart of a Warrior” Krom writes of the frontier from the viewpoint of Sweet Breeze, the daughter of Miami Chief Little Turtle, and her husband William Wells. Known as Wild Carrot, Wells was raised in tribal villages after being taken captive during his youth. Krom chronicles Wells’ adventures as a Miami warrior, as a peace negotiator, as a scout for General Anthony Wayne, and finally as a government agent.

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