The Morgan Allen Platt Foundation will present the 3rd Annual American Indian Expo in Charleston on March 24 – 26, 2011. The expo will offer experiential educational activities about American Indian culture, including historical interpreters, exhibits, storytelling, games, and performances. SC Humanities supported this event through a Major Grant in February 2011.
The American Indian Expo will be open to K-12 students from six counties surrounding Charleston on Thursday, March 24 and Friday, March 25, 2011. Saturday, March 26 will be open to a general public. The expo will take place at Charles Towne Landing State Historic Site.
Representatives from the Santee and Edisto American Indian tribes have worked to plan and present this special annual event. Featured activities include exhibits of historical timeline poster boards; dig boxes laced with artifacts; daily living activities such as broom-making, corn grinding, and cooking techniques; hunting and fishing techniques using deer decoys, a Timucuan Poling Boat, and fish traps; games of skill and chance such as an obstacle course and stick and stone games; and live performances of music and dance featuring Daniel Trampler and The Deer Clan Dancers.
Learn more about the upcoming event: http://www.americanindianexpo.org/?page_id=11. For directions to Charles Towne Landing State Historic Site, visit the website: http://www.charlestowne.org/visitus.shtml.
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