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  • ghwelker
    An interactive map with audio of 57 towns and cities in MI http://www.anishinaabemdaa.com/michigan-cities-counties.htm =====================
    Message 1 of 69 , Mar 25, 2013

      An interactive map with audio of 57 towns and cities in MI




      'So Far From Scioto' and

      'The War Party' returns to Colonial Williamsburg

      'So Far From Scioto' and 'The War Party' return to the Colonial Williamsburg

      The stories of native peoples in the American Revolution
      is a centerpiece of Colonial Williamsburg¿s American Indian Initiative.

      March 24, 2013

      WILLIAMSBURG – The Native American presence in Williamsburg during the American Revolution returns to the Revolutionary City as "So Far From Scioto" begins a nine-day run Friday, March 29.

      "So Far From Scioto" chronicles the saga of three young Shawnee emissaries who were brought to Williamsburg in late 1774 as security to ensure compliance with a peace agreement that ended Lord Dunmore's War in the Ohio Country. Entertained and honored as diplomatic emissaries, the delegation witnesses the turmoil and public outcry in Williamsburg during the spring of 1775 following bloodshed at Lexington and Concord in Massachusetts and the royal governor's theft of the colony's gunpowder from the Magazine in Williamsburg. Torn by political uncertainty and their sense of honor to serve as security for the safety of the Shawnee people, they consider their course of action.

      "The War Party" continues the Shawnee's Revolutionary saga. As warfare increases in the Ohio Valley, the Shawnee face difficult decisions about taking sides in the conflict, choosing between tribal loyalties, allying with the British or honoring American requests for neutrality.

      "So Far From Scioto" is presented at noon March 29 and 31, and April 3, 5 and 7 on the Governor's Palace Gardens stage, and at 4 p.m. March 30, and April 2, 4 and 6 at the amphitheater in R. Charlton's Coffeehouse backyard.

      "The War Party" is presented in the amphitheater at R. Charlton's Coffeehouse at 3:45 p.m. March 29, and April 3 and 5, and at 2 p.m. March 31 and April 7.

      "Scioto Unplugged" offers guests opportunities to join the cast of "So Far

      >From Scioto" and "The War Party" in a discussion of how they work to create
      Native public history programming. Veteran actors and line producers discuss their work in theater, film and television. Moderated by a cultural anthropologist, a question-and-answer session allows the guests a rare opportunity to explore Native American culture, history and civic engagement. "Scioto Unplugged" is presented at noon March 30 and April 2, 4, and 6 at the Governor's Palace Gardens stage.

      Admission to "So Far From Scioto" programs is by Colonial Williamsburg admission ticket, Annual Pass or Good Neighbor Pass. Programs are presented weather permitting.

      "So Far From Scioto" and "The War Party" are part of The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation's American Indian Initiative, which takes a broad-based approach to include the histories of Native peoples in 18th-century Williamsburg and draws on the talents and resources of the American Indian community. The Shawnee characters are portrayed by an all-Native cast. Colonial Williamsburg's American Indian Initiative is supported by gifts from two generous Colonial Williamsburg supporters.

      The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, a center for history and citizenship, is a not-for-profit educational institution and cultural destination. The Foundation is dedicated to promoting the importance of an informed, active citizenry. Its mission, "that the future may learn from the past," is realized through offering innovative, imaginative and interactive experiences – both on- and off-site – designed to educate guests about the importance of the American Revolution. From the RevQuest: Save the Revolution! series of technology-assisted alternate reality games to the theatrical programming of Revolutionary City?, guests can become immersed in the drama of the American Revolution and discover the ongoing relevance of the past. Guests can also visit the Art Museums of Colonial Williamsburg, enjoy the many gardens and green spaces, and visit up to 35 historic sites. To experience all that the Foundation offers, guests may stay in one of the five award-winning Colonial Williamsburg hotels and enjoy the renowned golf courses of the Golden Horseshoe Golf Club, indulge in The Spa of Colonial Williamsburg and shop in 40 stores. Fine dining is offered in more than 20 locations from historic dining taverns to restaurants with contemporary fare. Colonial Williamsburg is open 365 days a year. A full schedule of programs and special events can be found by visiting colonialwilliamsburg.com.

    • ghwelker
      http://vimeo.com/63898681 This exhibition has been co-organized by the National Museum of the American Indian and the Smithsonian Latino Center. Drawing from
      Message 69 of 69 , Apr 17, 2013


        This exhibition has been co-organized by the National Museum of the American Indian and the Smithsonian Latino Center.

        Drawing from more than 17,000 objects in the collections of the National Museum of the American Indian, Cerámica de los Ancestros is a celebration of Central America’s diverse and dynamic ancestral heritage. For thousands of years, Central America has been home to vibrant civilizations, each with unique, sophisticated ways of life, value systems, and arts. The ceramics these peoples left behind, combined with recent archaeological discoveries, help tell the stories of these dynamic cultures and their achievements.

        The early histories of Central American cultures follow similar paths. By 1500 BC, people had settled in large villages, where they cultivated, hunted, and gathered wild foods. Maize agriculture supported growing populations, and distinct forms of status, leadership, belief systems, and arts emerged regionally. Social and trade networks connected Central American communities to peoples in South America, Mesoamerica, and the Caribbean, sharing knowledge, technology, artworks, and systems of status and political organization.

        Europeans’ arrival brought further changes. Native peoples have often struggled to maintain distinct identities and lifeways, or have merged with dominant cultures. Despite these changes, the legacy of Central America’s civilizations continues to resonate in their descendants’ lives and those of other Central Americans.

        Cerámica de los Ancestros looks at seven regions representing distinct Central American cultural areas. These regions are today part of Belize, Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, and Panama.

        Accompanied by an interactive website, a landmark publication, and a full schedule of educational and public programs, Cerámica de los Ancestros represents a pioneering effort by the Smithsonian to promote a better understanding of the creative pre-Contact cultures of Central America while engaging a new Latino audience.

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