Waynedale History

The Miami Nation was presented to the Fort Wayne Quest Club, October 29, 1993 by William R. Clark Junior: Between the years of 1822 and 1839, Indian agent Samuel Milroy reported the Miami population in Indiana had been reduced to approximately 700 by the deaths of 450 men and 39 women because of alcohol, alcoholism and stabbing deaths that occurred during drunken brawls.

Despite this bleak scenario, the Miamis were not without diligent leadership during this period. Jean Baptist Richardville...

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The inauguration of the U.S. president followed many traditions the forefathers set in place dating back to the first inauguration of President George Washington in 1789.

The first inauguration for Washington occurred April 30, 1789, in front of New York’s Federal Hall. Four years later, on March 4, 1793, Washington’s second inauguration took place in Philadelphia, where the government had taken up temporary residence while a permanent capital was under construction.

By March 1801, the U.S...

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William Wells was known as a man of great courage and action that set the stage for his violent death just two weeks after Chief Little Turtle's death. General Harrison asked Wells to assist in the evacuation of Fort Dearborn (current day Chicago), back to the relative safety of Fort Wayne. The retreating party of approximately 100 included his niece who was wife of the Dearborn commanding officer, was ambushed by 600 Potawatomis on the shores of Lake Michigan. Wells fought valiantly but in...

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