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Native Americans of East Central Indiana

August 9, 2016 @ 6:00 am - 7:30 pm

Tuesday, August 9, 10:00-11:30 a.m.
No Charge – Reservations Required
Author: Mr. Chris Flook, Lecturer, Ball State University, Department of Telecommunications

Native Americans lived, hunted and farmed in east-central Indiana for two thousand years before the area became a part of the Hoosier State. Mounds and enclosures built by Adena and Hopewell peoples still stand near the White River and reflect their vibrant and mysterious cultures. The Lenape tribes moved to East Central Indiana many years later after the Northwest Indian War. Led by the great chiefs Buckhongehelas and Kikthawenund, the White River Lenape attempted to forge an identity after being forced from their homeland on the Atlantic coast.

Place names like Delaware County, Muncie, Yorktown and Anderson demonstrate the importance of the tribe in local history. Mr. Flook’s book explores the unique yet often untold history of the Native experience in East Central Indiana. Refreshments and book signing to follow program.

Native Americans of East Central Indiana


August 9, 2016
6:00 am - 7:30 pm
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E.B. and Bertha C. Ball Center
400 Minnetrista Blvd.
Muncie, IN 47306 United States
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