American Girl Kaya Day

  • Date(s):  January 24, 2015
  • Time:  10:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Bring your American Girl doll and join us for storytelling, games and activities inspired by Kaya. Learn about some of the objects Kaya’s people have used or worn by strolling through the Native American galleries. Meet Teresa Webb (Anishinaabe) and hear about Native American culture through stories and songs, accompanied by flute, drum and rattle. Meet Miami artists Katrina Mitten (beadwork) Patria Smith (gourd art) and Dani Tippmann (Native plants) and learn about similarities and differences between the Nez Perce and Miami cultures. Play games, make art and enter for a chance to win your very own Kaya, American Girl doll.

Ongoing throughout the day (10 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.) – Explore the museum, play games, make art and meet Indiana Native artists.
1 p.m. – Native plant expert, Dani Tippmann (Miami) will talk about how the Miami People traditionally use plants.
2:30 p.m. – Join Teresa Webb (Anishinaabe) for storytelling followed by a Community Round Dance.
3:30 p.m. – Kaya Doll Drawing

*All activities are free with general admission to the museum. Doll not required. Most activities will be enjoyed by both boys and girls.

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