First Americans celebrate 19th century customs in a 21st century world at Autumn Harvest Indian Festival

BTL Staff
By | 2018-01-16T12:51:36-04:00 April 11th, 2012|Uncategorized|

Families can take pause from their hectic urban lives and witness 19th century Native American customs at the 12th Annual Autumn Harvest Indian Festival, Nov. 13-14.
Festival-goers can experience chanting, drumming, and dancers in colorful headdresses, delicate beadwork and feathers, and face paint. The festival will also feature authentic cuisine.
Lifestyle exhibits (including a full-size tee pee and wigwam), demonstrations, kids’ crafts, storytelling, and traders selling Native American arts and crafts from across the country will round out the festival.
According to Euphemia Parrish, executive director of the North American Indian Association of Detroit, Inc., there are more than 100,000 Native Americans in Michigan, with more than 18,000 living in metro Detroit.
The Autumn Harvest Indian Festival is Saturday, Nov. 13 from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Sunday, Nov. 14 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Southfield Pavilion (located within the Southfield Civic Center at 26000 Evergreen Road, a half mile south of 11 Mile). Tickets are $7.50 per person.

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