The 2nd Annual American Indian Expo will take place in Charleston, SC on November 5-7, 2009 at Charles Towne Landing State Historic Site. The theme of the expo is "From Culture to Survival," and the event will explore the cultural traditions of the American Indian. The event is sponsored by the Morgan Allen Platt Foundation in partnership with the Medical University of South Carolina, the College of Charleston, the Citadel, Trident Technical College, and the Charleston School of Law. SC Humanities supported the program through a Major Grant in September 2009.
Thursday, November 5 and Friday, November 6 are set aside for student visitors from pre-registered schools, and Saturday, November 7 is open to the general public from 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. The Expo is free to the public; however, there is admission to Charles Towne Landing State Historic Site: $5 for adults, $3.25 for seniors, and $3 for children.
The event will include such highlights and activities as: a recreated American Indian dwelling, traditional and modern cuisine, arts & crafts, drumming, dance, herbalists, storytelling, and Native American games. Students will have the opportunity to make corn dolls and to participate in an archeological dig.
For more information, please see the event Web site: http://www.americanindianexpo.org/.
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