Music •  Tribal Dances •  Craft Vendors •  Storytelling •  Archery Astronomy  •  Activities for Kids & More!

MUSICIANS

HEADLINER

Joy Harjo

Poet, musician,
and storyteller

Painted Raven

Annette Abbondanza
and Holly Harris

Rita Youngman

Seminole Indian
folk musician

Deer Clan Singers

Tuscarora Nation

of North Carolina

 

Each day will close with a special performance by Joy Harjo, a member of the Mvskoke (Muscogee Creek) Nation. An award-winning poet, musician, artist, and storyteller, Joy’s music is a blend of native rock, reggae, and jazz with solo voice, saxophone, and flute.

 

Joy won a Native American Music Award (NAMMY) for Best Female Artist of the Year, is a founding board member of the Native Arts and Cultures Foundation and the Mvskoke Arts Association, and performs nationally and internationally with her bands, Joy Harjo and Poetic Justice and the Arrow Dynamics. She also performs her one-woman show, Wings of Night Sky, Wings of Morning Light. Her latest work links her Mvskoke tribal music with blues and jazz, restoring south-eastern natives to the history of American blues and jazz.

Contemporary Native American flute and World music by the duo Annette Abbondanza (Painted Raven) and Holly Harris (Red Feather). Performing at festivals and large venues throughout the East Coast, their music won several Indian Summer Music Awards.

Rita Youngman's music is inspired by her Seminole Indian heritage. A member of the Florida folk music community and a performer at the Florida Folk Festival, she is an important musical chronicler of the Native peoples and culture of Florida.

The Deer Clan Singers features Dave Locklear, Mark Deese, Pura Fé, and Chad Locklear and occasionally includes other cousins in performance. Together, the Deer Clan Singers are educators who travel to native community schools, centers, and festivals and who perform abroad singing Tutelo-Tuscarora and Iroquois Social Dance Songs.

DEMONSTRATORS

The Warriors of AniKituhwa

Mississippi Band
of Choctaw

Historic Cherokee dances – such as the Cherokee War Dance and Eagle Tail Dance – will be brought to life by The Warriors of AniKituhwa. The official cultural ambassadors of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians, the Warriors are sponsored by the Museum of the Cherokee Indian in Cherokee, North Carolina. In addition to presenting two dance sessions each day, they will also provide cultural demonstrations of the Cherokee blow dart gun, the atlatl spear thrower, and moccasin making.

The Mississippi Band of Choctaw will perform Choctaw Social Dances, which mark important aspects of community and family life. Tribal members will demonstrate the traditional stickball game in the Mission’s historic plaza.

10 am

10:30

10:45

11:00

11:15

11:30

11:45

Noon

12:15

12:30

12:45

1:00

1:15

1:30

1:45

2:00

2:15

2:30

2:45

3:00

3:15

3:30

3:45

4:00

4:15

4:30

4:45

5:00

5:15

5:30

5:45

6:00

6:15

6:30

6:45

7:00

7:15

7:30

7:45
8 pm

 

 

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 16, 2017

Plaza

10-5
Craft Fair

10:30-11:15
Painted Raven

11:15-Noon
MS Choctaw

Noon-12:45
Rita Youngman

12:45-1:30
The Warriors of AniKituhwa

1:30-2:15
Deer Clan Singers

2:15-3:00
Stickball Demo

3:00-3:45
Rita Youngman

3:45-4:30
The Warriors of AniKituhwa

4:30-5:15
Painted Raven

5:15-6:00
MS Choctaw

6:00-6:45
Deer Clan Singers

7:00-8:00
Joy Harjo

Visitor Cntr Lobby

10-4

Make & Take Crafts for Kids

Near
Span Hse

10-4

Atlatl

(spear throwing)

10-4

(North areas)

 

10-6

(South areas)

 

Mission
San Luis Living History

Historic
Village

Council House

10:30-11:00
Storytelling

11:00-11:30
Storytelling

1:00-1:30
Storytelling

1:30-2:00
Storytelling

2:30-3:00
Flute by R. Tillery

Chief's Circle

 

11 - 5

Sunscope Viewing

 

Tallahassee Astronomical Society

(TAS)

6:00-8:00

Star & Planet Telescope Viewing

(TAS)

Sunset 5:39

Near Fort

2-3

Drum
Circle

10-4

Archery

10 am

10:15

10:30

10:45

11:00

11:15

11:30

11:45

Noon

12:15

12:30

12:45

1:00

1:15

1:30

1:45

2:00

2:15

2:30

2:45

3:00

3:15

3:30

3:45

4:00

4:15

 

 

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 17, 2017

Chief's Circle

Council House

10:30-11:00
Storytelling

11:00-11:30
Storytelling

1:00-1:30
Storytelling

1:30-2:00
Storytelling

2:30-3:00
Flute by R. Tillery

Plaza

10-4
Craft Fair

10:00-10:45
Deer Clan Singers

10:45-11:30
The Warriors of AniKituhwa

11:30-12:15
Painted Raven

12:15-1:00
Stickball Demo

1:00-1:45
Rita Youngman

1:45-2:30
MS Choctaw

2:30-3:15
The Warriors of AniKituhwa

3:15-4:15
Joy Harjo

Historic
Village

10-4

Mission
San Luis Living History

Visitor Cntr Lobby

10-4

Make & Take Crafts for Kids

Near Fort

2-3

Drum
Circle

10-4

Archery

Near
Span Hse

10-4

Atlatl

(spear throwing)

TICKETS

Festival activities are free with regular admission to Mission San Luis:

Adults: $5 per day

Seniors 65 or over: $3 per day

Ages 6-17: $2 per day

Members, children under 6, and active military with up to 4 dependents: FREE

 

Tickets can be purchased at the door.
Speed up your entry and get in free at this event and all year long by becoming a member
of the
Friends of Florida History - Mission San Luis today!

PREFERRED PARKING (First come, first served) at the Winter Solstice Celebration with memberships purchased online by December 14!

 

 

 

 

 

Note that guests WILL be permitted to leave the site and return within
the same day if they retain their admission sticker or receipt.

 

Visit Membership Page

DIRECTIONS

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Mission San Luis ~ 2100 West Tennessee Street, Tallahassee, Florida

850.245.6406

DECEMBER 16-17, 2017

 

Native American Festival

MISSION SAN LUIS

SPONSORS

The Friends of Florida History, Inc.

GRANT FUNDING

Sponsored in part by the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs and the Florida Council on Arts and Culture

Mission San Luis is administered by the Florida Department of State. Support is provided by the Friends of Florida History, Inc.

Photo credit: The top left image in Mission San Luis' Solstice event graphic was provided by The Warriors of AniKituhwa,
cultural ambassadors of the Eastern Band of Cherokee and sponsored by the Museum of the Cherokee Indian.

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