Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Nanticoke Museum Pt 2

There was so much to see and learn at the Nanticoke Museum so here are a few more facts and pictures. Did you know the Indian calendar uses moons instead of months? There are thirteen moons and it starts with the first moon, second moon, third moon and so on. The Nanticoke Museum opened in 1984 in order to collect and display Nanticoke culture and heritage.

We are planning to attend the next powwow in Delaware on September 7th and 8th of this year. The powwow  brings in thirty to forty thousand people each year for the days it's hosted, the money helps to fund the museum. This will be the first time I have attended one and hopefully it will be an experience our family will remember, especially the children. Unlike the false images tv depicts, the children will see first hand how Indians live and celebrate.

We are enjoying visiting the states and I must admit, I am having just as much fun learning new things and discovering new places as the children are. Really we are only scratching the surface of things to explore but we sure are having fun!

This was hand woven.

This was made with 28 thousand beads

Morning Star shows a picture of her Indian attire

This head dress is made from turkey feathers


This is the museum library, loved it.

A nice visitor took this picture for us

Fun and learning

Grinding to make bread

Hope you enjoyed the pictures and our trip to the Nanticoke Museum. If you ever visit Delaware make sure to stop in. Our next stop, Killens Pond State Park in Delaware. The kids had a blast there.

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