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Indian Market & Festival

Indian Market & Festival
June 27 & 28, 2015
10 a.m. - 5 p.m.


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.

2015 Indian Market & Festival Award Winners (Complete List)

Accepted 2015 Artists (Complete List)

Indian Market and Festival Preview Party
June 26 at 5:30 p.m.


An exclusive first-look shopping opportunity reception. Attendees get free weekend passes to Indian Market & Festival.

Indian Market and Festival Preview Party Afterglow
June 26 from 9 p.m. – 11 p.m.

Free/AGAVE members
$15/non-members and non-Indian Market and Festival Preview Party attendees

Grab a glow stick and join us for beverages, dancing, desserts and entertainment by the 1491s and DJ Kyle Long. Interact with artists in a relaxed setting along the canal and underneath “The Sails” on the Christel DeHaan Family Terrace.

Indian Market and Festival
June 27 & 28 from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Purchase Advance Sale Tickets

Adults and Members: $10
17 and under: FREE
Advance tickets available now at the Eiteljorg

Purchase Tickets At The Gate

Adults: $12 (each day)
Members: $10
17 and under: FREE

Entertainment Schedule (Saturday & Sunday):


10:15 a.m.           Welcome and prayer

10:30 a.m.           WaterSpider Drum

11:30 a.m.           Leaf Arrow Storytellers

12:30 p.m.           David R. Boxley

1:30 p.m.             1491s

2:30 p.m.             Twin Rivers

3:30 p.m.             Teresa Webb

4 p.m.                   Leaf Arrow Storytellers

Cultural Presentations: Storytelling & Making Bread

All Day (alternating) Cooking Demonstrations

  • Hopi Piki Bread
  • Miami Acorn Flat Bread
  • Navajo Fry Bread

11 a.m.                 DG House

Noon                    Teresa Webb

2 p.m.                   Leaf Arrow Storytellers

3 p.m.                   David R. Boxley

Entertainment Descriptions:

The 1491s

Admired by their fans for poking fun at certain characteristics within Native communities and offering unexpected insights into contemporary life, the sketch comedy group 1491s has received national recognition for their mix of irreverent, ironic, quixotic, highly infectious and somewhat dark humor. Using performance art and social media, they have built a large following challenging perceptions and taking aim at the appropriation of Indigenous cultures. Or, in their own words: “We are based in the wooded ghettos of Minnesota and buffalo grass of Oklahoma. We are a gaggle of Indians chock full of cynicism and splashed with a good dose of Indigenous satire… We mooned Chris Columbus when he landed...”

David R. Boxley
An esteemed Tsimshian artist from Metlakatla, AK, David R. Boxley began carving at six years old, assisting with raising totem poles and sharing and preserving traditions. He works as an artist full-time, leads the Git-Hoan dancers, serves as a storyteller and culture bearer, and teaches the Tsimshian language in his community.

The Leaf Arrow Storytellers

Donna Couteau Cross (Sac and Fox) and Joe Cross (Caddo/ Potawatomi) mix coyote and creation stories with folklore for a rich experience interlaced with songs and traditional dances. They celebrate Native cultures, traditions, family life and respect for Mother Earth and the environment with contemporary and historical stories that honor tribal family values.

Storyteller Teresa Webb (Anishinaabe)
Teresa is the storyteller-in-residence at the Eiteljorg. She teaches cultural awareness and presents Native cultures through storytelling and songs. She is also an artist, drummer, rattle maker, Native flute player and poet.

DG House (Cherokee of NE Alabama)
is a photographer, painter and printmaker whose stories reflect a love for nature and encompass the many sides of history.

Breadmaking Demonstrations
Visitors will witness breadmaking demonstrations from different tribes: Hopi piki bread, Navajo frybread, and Miami acorn flatbread.

SouthEastern Waterspider Drum
See this group perform authentic northeastern and southeastern Woodland Native American music. Singers and drummers celebrate Cherokee, Choctaw, Creek, Lumbee, Shawnee and North East Susquehanna Indian cultures.

Dogbane Family Activities

Military Park: Make-a-memory and keep-a-memory. Color a portrait mask designed by David R. Boxley (Tsimshian). Discover art of people long ago with rock art rubbings. Make your own abalone pendant with gold colored wire. The bears painted by D.G. House (Cherokee of Northeast Alabama) are blue – what color will your animal be?

Eiteljorg Sails: Community art projects. Add your creativity to the fish mural and microfiche weaving.

Dogbane activities are related to the museum exhibits and market. (Scouting the West patches and IM&F rockers will be sold for $1 each at the Dogbane Park main area.)


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

2014 Indian Market & Festival Award Winners (Complete List)

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