Waynedale History

This is the final segment of Miami Nation, presented to the “Fort Wayne Quest Club,” by William R. Clark on October 19, 1993: The Miamis are our local representative of the broader contributions to our nation by Native Americans in general.  The variety of specific tangible contributions comprises a lengthy list.  Even more interesting, to contemplate, is the intangible impact of Native Americans upon our consciousness. The clash of cultures itself has left an indelible mark upon...

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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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