The annual American Indian Celebration at Antelope Valley Indian Museum returns on October 15 and 16, 2016, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission is $8 for adults (cash only). Children age 12 and under are free. Parking is free. Proceeds from the event will be used by Friends of the Antelope Valley Indian Museum to support museum programs.
The dance arena will feature the Little Creek Lodge Singers Northern Traditional-style drum group. This year we will also welcome the Changing Spirits drum group. Native dancers are encouraged to join us and should contact the museum at 661-946-3055 prior to October 15 for complementary admission.
Ted and Dennis Garcia will share traditional stories from their Chumash culture. Visitors interested in southern California tribal culture will not want to miss the Serrano Bird Singers on Sunday.
Hungry visitors will enjoy Cecelia Begay’s Indian tacos and fry bread.
Native artists will sell jewelry, beadwork, gourd art, paintings, and crafts at the event. Artists you will meet include Paul Begay (Navajo), Judy Einboden (Panamanian), Nadiya Littlewarrior (Potawatomie), Ester Lugo (Yaqui), Maria Martinez (Yaqui), Marc and Matt McMasters (Cherokee/Creek), and Michael Chas Williams (Wichita). Mike Thompson will demonstrate flint knapping.
The museum will be open and staffed with knowledgeable museum docents. Families will enjoy working with clay and trying their hand at pounding acorns and pine nuts at the touch table exhibit in Joshua Cottage.
For information, call the museum: 661-946-3055