Dakota Family Day

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Event Date: 
Sep 29, 2012

Minnesota History Center, St. Paul, Visit the History Center for a Dakota family day celebration. Speakers and artists from the Dakota community will share the traditions of their rich and vibrant history. The free event features Dakota artwork, flute music, drum and dance expo, cooking demo, games and a make-it take-it craft based on a Dakota buffalo hide decoration. Highlights: Performances by Bobby Wilson and Dallas Goldtooth Living healthy cooking demonstration with Jewell Arcoren South Dakota artist Jackie Bird performing traditional and contemporary music, puppetry and hoop dancing American Indian Magnet school drum and dance expo Craft activity with Dakota artist Fern Cloud - use Dakota symbols to decorate and tell a story on a fabric buffalo hide Dakota learning trunk curated by Elaine Beaudreau Patton on loan from the St. Paul Public Schools Multicultural Resource Center Dakota stories and games about how the sky and earth are connected led by Jim Rock and Gabe Siert Learn Dakota words through games and songs with teachers from Dakota Wicohan, an organization in Morton, Minn. that is dedicated to preserving Dakota as a living language.

Event Organization: 
Minnesota Historical Society