Indian Market & Festival
June 21 - 22, 2014
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.
Indian Market & Festival Award Winners (Complete List)
Accepted 2014 Artists (Complete List)
Saturday and Sunday (June 21 - 22)
| 10 a.m. || Welcome and Prayer |
| 10:15 a.m. |
| Teresa Webb, Storytelling |
| 11 a.m. |
| Joanne Shenandoah, music |
| Noon || Scatter Their Own, alter-Native music |
| 1 p.m. || Tony Duncan and Estun-Bah, hoop dancing |
| 2 p.m. || Joanne Shenandoah and Douglas George Kanentiio, storytelling |
| 3 p.m. || Scatter Their Own, alter-Native music |
Joanne Shenandoah (Oneida)
Joanne is one of America’s most celebrated and critically acclaimed musicians. The Grammy Award winner has captured the hearts of audiences all over the world. Performing for the 2nd time at the Eiteljorg, joined by her daughter Leah and her sister Diane, she will “weave you into a trance with her beautiful Iroquois chants and wrap her voice around you like a warm blanket on a cool winter’s night” (Robbie Robertson). Joined by her husband, Doug George-Kanentiio (Iroquois), Joanne will also tell stories. Scatter Their Own (Oglala Lakota)
Scatter Their Own, a.k.a. Scotti Clifford and Juliana Brown Eyes-Clifford, are an Alternative Rock Duo of Oglala Lakota ancestry from the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation of South Dakota. They lyrically pay tribute to the concepts and philosophy of their Lakota culture while fusing Alternative Rock and Blues into what they would like to call Alter-Native Rock and Roll. They believe that their music celebrates Grandmother Earth, and have been building a loyal fan base nationally—touring up and down the West Coast from Seattle to Los Angeles, the Southwest, Midwest, and even Canada. They are currently supporting their new album Taste the Time.
SouthEastern Waterspider Drum
WaterSpider Drum sings and plays authentic Native American music and instruments. Comprised of Jamie Oxendine (Lumbee/Creek), Rolf Granlund (Susquenhanna), Jeff Eagleheart (Shawnee), and Kevin Mercer (Shawnee Captive), they perform songs learned from their Elders, as well as, Elder-approved new compositions. Dedicated to Native American cultures, with special attention to the Woodland Indian tribes of the northeast and southeast United States, the members have spent years learning and researching their heritage.
Tony Duncan (Apache/Hidatsa/Arikara/Mandan) and Estun-Bah
Tony is a world-champion hoop dancer and performing artist who creates many intricate designs that can be seen in nature, such as the eagle. He has a popular CD out by Canyon Records, Earth Warrior, and has been nominated for a Native American Music Award. He developed the Hoop Dance 101 workshop because people – especially children – really love hoop dancing. He teaches about the significance of the hoop: the way we honor all of life and life’s creations through the hoop dance. Teresa Webb (Anishinaabe)
Teresa is the Native American storyteller-in-residence at the Eiteljorg, where she also facilitates community craft and drum circles. A retired art teacher and social worker, she presents Native American Indian programs to schools and organizations through storytelling and art, incorporating the indigenous flute, drum, and rattle as she educates and captivates her audience. Formerly a resident of Manistee, Michigan, Teresa now lives in Indianapolis, Indiana, where she is a Cultural Awareness Educator, artist and facilitator. She holds a BS in social sciences and an AA in general art studies from Ball State University. Teresa founded the Urban NDN League and instructs a monthly informative round dance for Indy Parks. She builds hand drums and rattles and enjoys creating other forms of art and indigenous crafts.
Cultural Presentations & Demonstrations (near Dogbane Family Activity Area)
Dogbane Family Activity Area Be an Artist and Celebrate Art
| 11:30 a.m. |
| SouthEastern WaterSpider Drum |
| 12:30 p.m. |
| Teresa Webb, storytelling |
| 1:30 p.m. |
| Summer Peters (OJibwe), 2013 Best of Show winner, beadwork |
| 2:30 p.m. |
| Hoop Dance 101 with Tony Duncan |
Museum-based art activities for all ages to make and take home. Inspired by Eiteljorg exhibits, Modern Spirit: the Art of George Morrison, Ansel Adams, and Blake Little: Photographs from the Gay Rodeo, as well as Indian Market & Festival artists, activities include creating wood grain art rubbings, photography from solar graphics, wearable abalone shell pendants, and decorated portrait masks.
Adults 18 and older: $12 at the gate. Museum members: $10. Advance sale tickets available at Marsh Stores, in person at the Eiteljorg Museum, and online by clicking here for $10. 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.