Native American Encampment
June 22-23, 2013
Discover a Native perspective on life in the Champlain Valley – past, present and future. Members of Vermont’s four recognized Abenaki tribes share crafts, skills, and cherished family traditions.
Frederick M. Wiseman, Ph. D. shares indigenous traditions recently rediscovered in Vermont, and brought together in the Haven Project. Lina Longtoe screens her documentary The Second Harvest, and on Saturday only, the Circle of Courage Youth Dancers will perform. Frederick Wiseman will present wampum readings; Elnu Chief Roger Longtoe and Nulhegan Chief Don Stevens will share stories and songs around the Nulhegan Drum.
Many talented artists and tradition-bearers will join us this year, including:
- Circle of Courage Youth Group - watch them sing Dream
- Artisan Jim Taylor - talks about his handmade quillwork
- Wampum jewelry maker Linda Longtoe Sheehan - discusses her wampum making
- Fiber artist Vera Longtoe demonstrates textile making
- Weapons Technologist and Elnu Chief Roger Longtoe - discusses native weaponry
- Nulhegan Warrior Song
- Elnu Calling In Song
Sign up in advance for Paddle to Prehistory on June 23.
Interested in upcoming workshops “Two-Row Wampum
Bracelet" on June 27; and "Introduction to Twining" on June 29?
Meet the instructors at this event. More about these courses.
Saturday June 23: Ongoing activities 10am - 5pm
Sunday June 24: Ongoing activities 10am - 3:30pm; Museum open until 5pm.
Preview LCMM's Native American Encampment; video by Lina Longtoe
Participation included with daily Museum admission or annual museum membership.