Indian Salli reunion coming October 12

By Beverly Keller
The Budget

The third Indian Salli reunion is set for Friday, October 12. This is the sixth such event held to date. The Thanksgiving event is set for WB Services located at 6834 County Road 672, Suite 102, Millersburg.

Speakers will share what is most accurately believed to have happened in those early days when the Amish first came to America. They will pay special attention to what it was like for Indian Salli who’s name was changed to Sarah at the time she married Andrew Schrock who was 14 years older than the young woman.

According to Little Samuel, one of the event’s organizers, the event is one not to miss. “As enjoyable as the other reunions were, this year we expect bigger and better with it being an all-day event with more speakers and activities throughout the day,” he shared. Get some good fellowship with your relatives descended from Indian Salli and Andrew Shrock.”

Guest speakers are set to include Prophet Neolin (The Delaware Prophet), Der Weiss Stutzman, Indian Salli, Moravian Missionaries and possibly someone from an existing Delaware tribe.

He noted that there will be an apple peeling social in the evening for apples to be used for apple butter making the next day at Gnadenhutten where 90 Christian Lenni Lenape Indians were massacred.

A new Indian Salli book has been composed that includes the history behind the biological family of the Lenni Lenape later known as the Delaware Indians. Those placing an order for the book when making their reservation for the event will receive a 10 percent discount.

A catered meal will be served at 12:15 p.m., for which reservations are required. Cost is $12 for adults and $10 for children, ages 12 and under. Reservations are needed by September 30. Those wishing to take part in the apple peeling must also register to be sure supplies are available for participation.

“Native American artifacts and Indian Salli keepsakes may be available at the reunion,” Samuel shared.

Following the meal, a visit to the Indian Salli gravesite will be made. A nature walk has also been scheduled as part of the visit to the cemetery.

For more information or to register, call 440-281-5838 or email nativeamish@nativeamish.org or go to nativeamish.org.

This story originally appeared in the September 19, 2018 edition of The Budget. For more news, pick up a copy of this week’s edition available Wednesdays at area retailers. Better yet, subscribe and the news will be delivered to you each week. For more information, call us at 330-852-4634.