News From Terre Haute, Indiana


November 18, 2011

Learn about Native American traditions at museum

TERRE HAUTE — On Saturday, the Terre Haute Children’s Museum will be filled with Native American artifacts, storytelling and dancing as the Sullivan County American Indian Council Inc. presents an educational, interactive show honoring the native people’s children, past and present, of the Wabash Valley.

Members of the Sullivan County American Indian Council will be at the museum from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. to display artifacts, share information and answer questions about Native American traditions and values.

Additional special presentations will take place throughout the day.

At 11 a.m. and 2 p.m., SCAIC’s respected Elder, Cookie Barnard of the Stockbridge-Munsee Band of Mohican Indians in Wisconsin, will share her stories and traditional way of life to inspire the children to be proud of their heritage and the Woodland Indians of this area. And, at 1 p.m. and 3 p.m., head dancers, Mickey Antrim (Chickmauga/Cherokee) and Susie Hamilton (Cherokee), along with council members, will entertain and welcome museum visitors to a Round Dance. Children will get to listen to the drums and flutes and join in the dance.

SCAIC is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization with the purpose to promote awareness of the Native American traditions and values in Sullivan County and surrounding areas. The main goal of their organization is to develop the “Wabashiki Siipiiwi Mounds Historical Park” in Fairbanks, the first Native American Indian Historical Park in the State of Indiana.

Over the past eight years, the Indian Council has been active in the tri-county area presenting cultural history through song, dance, and oral traditions along with the annual Pow Wow, named the “Celebration of the Future” conducted at Shakamak State Park.

The Sullivan County American Indian Council presentation at the Terre Haute Children’s Museum, 727 Wabash Ave., is free for members of the museum and free with paid museum admission for non-members. Admission to the Terre Haute Children’s Museum is $7 for adults and children 2 and older.

Admission for children up to 24 months is free. 

Text Only | Photo Reprints
Latest News Poll
AP Video
Raw: Massive Dust Storm Covers Phoenix Raw: Bolivian Dancers Attempt to Break Record Raw: Palestinians and Israeli Soldiers Clash Raw: Israel, Palestine Supporters Rally in US Raw: Shipwrecked Concordia Completes Last Voyage Video Shows Smiling American Bomber in Syria Kangaroo Goes Missing in Oklahoma 12-hour Cease-fire in Gaza Fighting Begins Kerry: No Deal Yet on 7-Day Gaza Truce Raw: Violent Clashes Between Libyan Militias Raw: Air Algerie Flight 5017 Wreckage Raw: Sea Turtle Hatchlings Emerge From Nest Israel, Hamas Trade Fire Despite Truce in Gaza Judge Faces Heat Over Offer to Help Migrant Kids Raw: Deadly Tornado Hits Virginia Campground Cumberbatch Brings 'Penguins' to Comic-Con Raw: Sirens After Explosions in Israel Raw: Planes With MH17 Victims Land in Eindhoven Virginia Governor Tours Tornado Aftermath Raw: Tanks Patrol Gaza Streets During Ceasefire
NDN Video
Big Weekend For Atlanta Braves In Cooperstown - @TheBuzzeronFox Chapter Two: Becoming a first-time director What's Got Jack Black Freaking Out at Comic-Con? Doctors Remove 232 Teeth From Teen's Mouth Bradley Cooper Explains His Voice in 'Guardians of the Galaxy' Deja vu: Another NYPD officer choke-holding a suspect 'Fifty Shades of Grey': Watch the Super Sexy First Trailer Now! Reports: Ravens RB Ray Rice Suspended For 1st 2 Games Of The Season Air Algerie plane with 119 on board missing over Mali Diamond Stone, Malik Newman, Josh Jackson and others showcase talent Free Arturo - The World's Saddest Polar Bear A Look Back at Batman On Film Through The Years LeBron James -- Dropped $2k On Cupcake Apology ... Proceeds To Benefit Charity Snoop Dogg Says He Smoked Weed at the White House Raw: Fight Breaks Out in Ukraine Parliament Chris Pratt Interrupts Interview To French Braid Intern's Hair Shirtless Super Mario Balotelli Dances While Ironing - @TheBuzzeronFOX Whoa! Watch "Housewives" Star Do the Unthinkable LeBron apologizes to neighbors with cupcakes Justin Bieber In Calvin Klein Underwear Shoot

Click HERE to read all your Parade favorites including Hollywood Wire, Celebrity interviews and photo galleries, Food recipes and cooking tips, Games and lots more.
  • -


    March 12, 2010