History of the Miami People and the Miami of Today @ The History Center
May 26 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Diane Hunter, Tribal Historic Preservation Officer for the Miami Tribe of Oklahoma, will speak about the history of Miami people and about the Miami Tribe today. Her talk will include discussion of Miami connections to Fort Ouiatenon and the Miami forced removal from Indiana.

The Search for Fort Ouiatenon @ The History Center
Jun 1 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

The program will examine the several 18th Century eyewitness accounts regarding the fort’s location, review the 19th Century efforts to locate the fort by interested individuals, and detail a chronology of events in the 20th Century that led to the eventual determination of the fort’s footprint in Summer of 1968.  This will be a hybrid presentation, both in-person and via Zoom. The Zoom link will be posted on our website the day before the program.

Folk Classification for French Colonial Artifacts, focusing on Kettles @ The History Center
Jun 2 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Archaeologists have standard classification systems for organizing, analyzing, and talking about artifacts. But what did the users, makers, or traders call the same items? How did they think of them? This talk will provide background for discovering “folk classifications” used by 18th-century French traders and military personnel for artifacts found at posts in New France, like Fort Ouiatenon, then kettles will be examined as an example.
Join Dr. Misty Jackson of Arbre Croche Cultural Resources LLC for this exciting program!
This will be a hybrid program, with a Zoom link available one day before the event.