The whole family is invited to this kickoff of the Smithsonian’s celebration of American Indian Heritage Month. The weekend includes demonstrations of deer-hide tanning and painting, beadworking, and moccasin making, as well as drumming and dance performances. Hands-on activities are included. The White Oak Singers perform on Saturday at noon. The Kevin Locke Native Dance Ensemble performs on Sunday at noon.
This is the fifth and final feature event in the 2009 Smithsonian Heritage Month family-day series, sponsored by Target. The theme is “Living in Many Worlds,” which explores the dynamic intersection of family, history, and cultural identity.
Participants: National Museum of the American Indian, Smithsonian American Indian Employee Network, Smithsonian Center for Education and Museum Studies, and Smithsonian Heritage Months Steering Committee