Trader Days offer visitors look back in time

Chief Richardville House on 5705 Bluffton Road
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The group released several birds back into the wild after they had fallen out of their nests when they were babies.

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) The Miami Heritage Tribe hosted its last public Miami Heritage Day event for the season. The season finished with Trader Days featuring handmade Native American items.

The event was held at the Chief Richardville House at 5705 Bluffton Road. Miami Chief Jean Baptiste de Richardville built a trading empire in this area. According to the History Center’s website, he was one of the richest men in Indiana by his death in 1841.

Some of the items sold included fire art, gourd work, beading, carved wooden pieces, corn husk dolls, Christmas ornaments, Native American shields, clothing and feather work.

The group released several birds back into the wild after they had fallen out of their nest when they were babies.

The Miami Heritage Days season is the first Saturday of every month between May and November.

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