Museum Hosts American Indian Heritage Event
The 17th Annual American Indian Heritage Celebration at the N.C. Museum of History in Raleigh will be held Saturday, Nov. 17.
Dancers in traditional regalia, drum groups, storytellers, craftspeople and others from North Carolina's eight state-recognized tribes (Coharie, Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians, Haliwa-Saponi, Lumbee, Meherrin, Occaneechi Band of the Saponi Nation, Sappony and Waccamaw-Siouan) will take part in this free event from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
All the fun takes place at the Museum of History and outside on Bicentennial Plaza. The American Indian Heritage Celebration will feature performances, artisans at work, hands-on activities, informative talks and more.
The event lineup ranges from a performance by blues musician Lakota John, of the Lumbee tribe, to a weapon-making demonstration by John Blackfeather Jeffries of the Occaneechi Band of the Saponi Nation.
Outdoors, see a dugout canoe being burned into shape or watch a hide-tanning demonstration. Step indoors for activities such as craft demonstrations by potters, stone carvers and basketmakers.
For a schedule of all performances and presentations, go to ncmuseumofhistory.org or call (919) 807-7900.
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