Northeastern Indiana Historical Native America Series
September 5 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
This first of three programs titled “Algonquin Inhabitants of Indiana’s Forest” will be presented by Joe Krom, the author of the historical novel Heart of a Warrior: The True Saga of Sweet Breeze and William Wells. His presentation will describe how indigenous people of northern Indiana formed confederations with other like groups for mutual support. They shared a common culture we today call “Algonquin.” Their course was altered over time under European influence. French traders, priests, and military authorities brought new ideas along with useful implements. When the British “inherited” the land, their influence differed. A new upheaval emerged as Americans came in conquest. His program focuses on how the Miami and the Potawatomie nations responded to these influences.