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Miami Indians Opening Extension Office in Fort Wayne

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (AP) _ An American Indian tribe that was forced to relocate from Indiana in the mid-19th century has announced plans to open an extension office in Fort Wayne to provide historic preservation consulting and cultural programming in the tribe's ancestral homeland.
The News-Sentinel reports Chief Douglas Lankford and other leaders of the Miami Tribe of Oklahoma are scheduled to visit Fort Wayne on Friday to welcome community members to the office.

The Miami once lived throughout northern Indiana and had a large settlement, Kekionga, in what is now Fort Wayne. In 1846, the U.S. government forced most members of the tribe to move to Kansas. Tribe members were forced to move again in 1867 to their current location in Oklahoma.

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