Native Voices: New England Tribal Families
Saturday, September 28, 2013 - Sunday, January 5, 2014
Don’t miss your chance to toboggan down a winter hill, learn about daily life at the Nuweetooun Tribal School, and explore a natural cranberry bog on Martha’s Vineyard! Experience these activities and many more in the new exhibit Native Voices. Explore five thriving New England communities as they work to balance cultural traditions with life in a modern world.
Spring – Meet Narragansett teens as they explore the Nuweetooun tribal school, search for animal species in a vernal pool, and try basket weaving and stamping activities.
Summer – Explore jewelry making in the jewelry studio of a Mashpee Wampanoag wampum artist, assemble a clambake and plant corn, beans, and squash in the Three Sister’s Garden.
Fall – Explore pinch pots from the Gayhead cliffs of Martha’s vineyard, walk on a ‘bog’ and investigate a living bog plant, and hear about Aquinnah teens’ favorite aspects of Cranberry Day, a traditional Aquinnah holiday.
Winter – Toboggan down a wintery hill, try their hand at animal tracking, cook a native dish in ‘Grandma’s Kitchen’, or compete at snowsnake, a traditional native game.
Pow Wow –Experience the sites and sounds of Pow Wow through a large scale media presentation of traditional music and dance, explore an RV belonging to the Barnaby Family, and investigate the materials and styles of four Native American artists.
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Native Voices was produced by Boston Children’s Museum All underlying materials, including all artwork and the use of Native Voices characters are used with permission of Boston Children’s Museum.