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Saturday, November 9, 2019 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Join in for a day of celebration through dance arts and crafts, archery, drum circle, and other fun activities.
Musicians, dancers, artists and storytellers from the Piscataway Conoy Tribe will be featured at this year's celebration. Attendees will learn about pre-colonial American Indian culture in the eastern region through archaeological interpretations, exhibits and archery. There will also be demonstrations of essential life skills, such as tanning hides by hand and flint knapping.
Vendors will be on hand selling a variety of merchandise from educational toys and literature to handmade native crafts. Food and beverage will also be available for purchase.
This event will be held in and around the recreated Woodland Indian Village, with four traditional bark-and-pole lodges, racks for smoking meat and fish, a log canoe, and areas for pottery and stone tools. In case of rain, all activities will be in and around the park pavilion.
We celebrate American Indian Heritage Month in November to recognize the achievements and contributions of Native Americans. In 1990 President George H. W. Bush approved a joint resolution designating November 1990 “National American Indian Heritage Month.” Similar proclamations, under variants on the name (including “Native American Heritage Month” and “National American Indian and Alaska Native Heritage Month”) have been issued each year since 1994.
For additional information about AIHD and other upcoming events and workshops, call 410-586-8501 or visit jefpat.maryland.gov.
Jefferson Patterson Park and Museum
10515 Mackall Road
St. Leonard, MD 20685