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American Indian Heritage Celebration this weekend

Jamestown Settlement will present an American Indian Heritage Celebration on Saturday and Sunday, featuring song, dance, music, storytelling, demonstrations and children’s activities honoring American Indian history and culture.

Special activities include storytelling from Grace Ostrum of the Accohannock, quillwork presentations, flute performances from Emerson Begay of the Diné, powwow singing with Lowery Begay of the Diné, performances from the Aztec Dancers, and children’s activities that include demonstrations and discussions of games played by the Powhatan Indians, and pre-packaged craft projects to take home (while supplies last).

Accessible from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., the outdoor living-history areas bring the 17th century to life in re-creations of a colonial fort, 1607 ships and Paspahegh town—based on archaeological findings at a site once inhabited by Paspahegh Indians, the Powhatan tribal group closest to Jamestown, and descriptions recorded by English colonists.


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