Storytelling Saturdays

Storyteller Teresa Webb

Meet Teresa Webb (Anishinaabe) and hear about Native American cultures through stories and songs, accompanied by flute, drum and rattle. 

The 1st, 2nd & 3rd Saturday of each month
1 p.m.

One of many programs made possible, in part, by the museum's annual Buckaroo Bash fundraiser.
Festivals and Events

2013 Indian Market and Festival

  • Date(s):  June 22, 2013 – June 23, 2013
  • Time:  10:00 AM – 5:00 PM


So much to see and do

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Join us for a weekend celebration of Native American cultures through art, music, dance, demonstrations, food and more. Featuring Native performers and more than 150 artists from more than 60 tribes, Indian Market and Festival is a one-of-a kind cultural experience right here in the Midwest.

Accepted Artists

Preview Party

Launching the weekend’s activities, the Preview Party showcases the award winners of the juried competition in the Best of Show exhibit. Hang out with the artists in a relaxing environment before the hubbub of Indian Market and Festival kicks in. Bid on the artwork from market artists in the silent auction. Enjoy an innovative taste of the Southwest buffet and a cash bar courtesy of Kahn’s Catering. And the best part? Preview Party guests also get exclusive early-bird preview shopping on Saturday morning and VIP market passes for the whole weekend. Please RSVP online or by phone at (317) 275.1333.

Entertainment Highlights

∙ Shelley Morningsong (Northern Cheyenne) comes from a musical family. At 17 she joined a country-rock band called Hearts of the West that opened up for Charlie Daniels and Juice Newton. Morningsong performs with her husband, Fabian Fontenelle (Zuni/Omaha) who is a world-renowned men’s northern traditional dancer, storyteller and historian. They met while performing with Robert Mirabal’s Music from a Painted Cave.

∙ Twin Rivers was started by Adrian Wall (Jemez Pueblo/Ojibwe) and Ed Kabotie (Hopi/Santa Clara Pueblo), friends since their early teens. Over the years, these two musicians have fostered a friendship that is embodied in Twin Rivers’ music. Their winsome blend of traditional and contemporary vocals and the ability to create beautifully melodic songs creates a refreshingly genuine expression.

∙ Tony Duncan (Apache/Hidatsa/Arikara) is a five-time world champion hoop dancer and performing artist. He is a rising star who appears in Nelly Furtado’s “Big Hoops” video and has performed on the Tonight Show and at the Billboard Music Awards. He often performs with the group Estun-Bah and has a popular CD out of Canyon Records, Earth Warrior.

∙ Fred Shaw (Shawnee) is passionate about the craft of storytelling.

 “I present stories, visuals and experiences that break stereotypes. I expect the audience to laugh, to have fun, to cry, and to experience at least the beginning of transformation.”

∙ The Delaware Living History Village is a peak into history. At age 17, Jessica Diemer-Eaton worked as a historical interpreter for Lenape/Delaware at a living museum in New Jersey. Since then, she has worked with more than 31,000 students focusing on interpretation. She currently studies anthropology at Indiana University with a focus on Native women’s status, gender roles and family life.

Entertainment Schedule
Saturday and Sunday
Main Stage

10:30 a.m.       Welcome and Prayer
11 a.m.            Fred Shaw (Shawnee), storyteller      
Noon               Shelley Morningsong with Fabian Fontenelle
1 p.m.              Tony Duncan and Estun-Bah
2 p.m.              Twin Rivers
3 p.m.              Shelley Morningsong with Fabian Fontenelle
4 p.m.              Tony Duncan and Estun-Bah

Cultural Presentations and Demonstrations

All day                        Delaware encampment           
11–Noon         SD Youngwolf (Georgia Tribe of Eastern Cherokee), sculpture demo
12–2:30           Daniel Bigay (Cherokee), cultural items demo
12:30–1           Fred Shaw, storytelling          
1:30–2             Todd Bordeaux (Sicangu-Lakota), beadwork demo
2:30–3             Fred Shaw, storytelling
3–3:30             Adrian Wall and Ed Kabotie, music demo

Dogbane Family Activity Area

Museum-based art activities for all ages to make and take home. Inspired by the Guitars! exhibit, color guitar fans and make guitar pick pendants. Create your own ledger art and, an Indian Market favorite; create sgraffito “scratch art” like Jody Naranjo’s pottery.


Adults 18 and older: $10 at the gate. Museum members: $8. Advance sale tickets available at Marsh Stores and the Eiteljorg Museum for $8. Youth 17 and under are FREE. Ticket prices include same-day museum admission. 

For information and advance tickets call (317) 636.9378 or toll-free (800) 622.2024


White River State Park underground garage next to the Eiteljorg Museum and IUPUI parking lots across from Military Park. Shuttles from Museum are available.



  1. 28 terry gasdia 28 Jan
    I would like information or an application for the Indian Market and festival.  I am a Native American artiist from the Hopi and Akimel O O'dahmn peoples from northern and southern Arizona. I live both in Indiana and the southwest doing my artwork.    thank you very much.       Terry Gasdia
    2525 S. college ave
    Rensselaer Indiana  47978
  2. 27 Mary F. Tenorio 27 Feb
    My husband, John Tenorio, Sr. and I, Mary F. Tenorio, are Native American jewelers; enrolled members of Santo Domingo Pueblo; would like to participate at your Indian Market & Festival.  Please send us an application.  Thank you kindly.
  3. 26 Lisa Watt 08 Mar
    The applications are available beginning in November and the due date is the beginning of January. If you would like an application please email me at

  4. 25 gerald lomaventema 09 Mar
    When will I know if I have been accepted for the 2013 market?
  5. 24 Sharon Pochop 10 Mar
    I attended the Indian Market and Festival last year and really enjoyed it.  I was hoping Brule would return this year.  Any reason why they will not be at the festival this June?

    Sharon Pochop
  6. 23 Lisa Watt 15 Mar
    Thank you so much for your message. We also loved having Brule perform last year. They are wonderful and we look forward to bringing them back in the future.

    In gereral, we book different groups each year to perform at the Indian Market & Festival. This year  we are excited to have Shelley Morningsong with Fabian Fontenelle, Twin Rivers  and Hoop Dancer Tony Duncan.  
  7. 22 Bill Riggs 05 Apr
    I am interested in attending this year's Indian Market -- Is there a schedule yet of the activities and a list of the artists expected to be part of the market?

    Friends of mine at the Indian Craft Shop here in DC have recommended your market as one that a collector like myself should attend.

    Bill Riggs

  8. 21 Kelly Lee 14 Apr
    We are interested in displaying at your Native American art market.  Please send information to the email listed.  
  9. 20 Eiteljorg Festivals & Markets 19 Apr
    Thanks for your comment. We are very close to updating the Indian Market and Festival page on the website, just waiting for a couple contracts to come in. The Indian Market and Festival happens every June and takes place in Military Park, which is just North of the Eiteljorg.

    Best wishes, 
    festivals and markets manager
  10. 19 Letitia Chapman 20 Apr
    I look forward to coming this year. I'm trying to persuade my niece to come from detroit. I went year before last with a friend. She liked it so much she wants to come back again. She lives here in indy same as I do and had never been. I have been several times thru the years and come when possible. please let me know if there will be any powwows and buffolo burgers. Please email me or send a schedule.
    Letitia Chapman
  11. 18 Wayne Craig 24 Apr
    When do you plan to publish the names of artists who are scheduled to participate in the Market?  My thanks for this information.
  12. 17 Eiteljorg Festivals & Markets 25 Apr
    Thanks for your comment, Wayne. We've been planning to update the Indian Market and Festival page May 1st, but will try to get the information out there sooner. Hope to see you there!
  13. 16 Sherry Dittman 11 May
    The Fontenelles are FABULOUS.  Shelley sings like an Angel and Fabian dances with depth and so much feeling.  We are coming from Winsor, Ontario, Canada just for them.
  14. 15 Damian Charette 21 May
    I would like information on showing at the festival and in your museum . I'm a master printmaker , I a Crow/ Chippewa artist , I'm from Montana and I currently live and operate Tortuga Press and Studios in Mesa Arizona . 
  15. 14 Debbie Robbins 01 Jun
    My husband and I are members at the Eiteljorg and we LOVE Market Day. Its always just a great time. I only have suggestion more N.A. 
    food. I have really missed that the last couple of years.
  16. 13 sue armstrong 05 Jun
    would you tell me if this event is at the Museum?  Would you know if there is city bus access?  thank you, su
  17. 12 Eiteljorg Festivals & Markets 06 Jun
    Thanks for your question, Sue. Indian Market and Festival takes place in Military Park, which is directly north of the Eiteljorg Museum. There is most certainly city bus access to both the park and to Eiteljorg. Check out for more information. We're on route 8. Hope to see you at Indian Market!

  18. 11 Renee 08 Jun
    What happened to the shawnee village that was there last year?  Are they going to be there this year?
  19. 10 Eiteljorg Festivals & Markets 11 Jun
    Renee ~ We hosted the popular Shawnee encampment for several years and loved having them, but we always try to change things from year to year so we can have representatives from different tribes present their stories at market. This year, we're excited to host a Delaware encampment.
  20. 9 Robyn 14 Jun
    I've never been tot he festival before.  Are there performance arts during the festival.  If so, is a schedule available?  I'm not seeing one on the website - I might have missed it.  Thanks!


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