Friday, July 31, 2015

Shawnee Nations Take a Cultural Road Trip: Destination NMAI

June, 12, 2015.
Mary Annette Pember, of Indian Country Today, has written a brief article about the recent visit by over 60 members of the Absentee Shawnee Tribe of Oklahoma, Eastern Shawnee Tribe of Oklahoma, and the Shawnee Tribe to the Fort Ancient earthworks in Ohio on their way to a heritage celebration held by the National Museum of the American Indian.

"Joseph Blanchard, Absentee Shawnee Cultural Preservation Director and Tribal Historic Preservation Officer, explained that he got the idea for the national all-inclusive Shawnee festival several months ago. He imagined the event as a collaborative effort presenting Shawnee people and their culture as a contemporary group who still actively practice their traditions and speak their language."

To read the full articleclick here.

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