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A Native American artifact show in Yorkville is available in part because of a Minooka man’s interest in Native American artifacts.

Tristan Arnold of Minooka, along with his friend Ray Fraser, will host the 19th Annual Fox Valley American Indian Artifact show on Sunday, October 6, 2019, 8 a.m.– 2:00 p.m. at the American Legion Post 489 at 9054 E. Veterans Parkway, Route 34 in Yorkville, just east of Route 47.  Exhibits will focus on a wide variety of Native American tools, weapons, and personal adornments some going back thousands of years. The show is sponsored by the non-profit Illinois State Archaeological Society.

Arnold, who has been involved in collecting Native American arrowheads and artifacts for 15 years, has an extensive collection gathered from the area.  A recent collector bequeathed his collection to Arnold, so now Arnold’s collection includes more recently obtained arrowheads and spearpoints from the Briscoe Mounds area in Channahon and from what is now the the Minooka-Channahon Dollinger Farm area.

Arnold said area residents can bring their own collections for display.  Admission to the show is free. If people want their collections appraised, that service is offered as well.  For more information, call (847) 347-1719 or (779) 279-4120.