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  • Indian Market and Festival 2015 |Traditional Hopi Piki Bread

    by Debi Lander | Jun 25, 2015
    As Indian Market and Festival draws near, we’d like to tell you about some of the things we’re extra excited about.

     
    Number 1: The 1491s
    Number 2: Twin Rivers 
    Number 3: Down Feathers and Masks! 
    Number 4: Stories!
    Number 5: Buck! 
    and...
    Number 6: Traditional Hopi Piki Bread!

    We are thrilled that Iva Honyestewa (Hopi) will be doing Piki Bread making demonstrations throughout the weekend of Indian Market and Festival, June 27-28. You can also catch Navajo Frybread and Miami Acorn Flatbread demos. piki 1 
    What do you need to know about Piki Bread?

    By Debi Lander of http://bylanderseafood.blogspot.com/

    Piki bread is a traditional staple of the Hopi people and the ancient New Mexico Pueblo peoples. The dry, thin rolled bread truly melts in your mouth and tastes delicious. The technique used to make the featherweight thin bread is difficult to master and has been passed down from mothers to daughters for generations. I had the privilege of watching Iva Honyestewa make the authentic recipe in her own piki house on the Hopi lands in Arizona.

    Piki takes several days to make from scratch but Iva started her preparations beforehand by grinding blue cornmeal down to a fine powder and obtaining culinary ash from burnt juniper trees. 

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    She began by lighting a fire of cedar wood below her stone cook top.  
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    Then, she mixed the grayish blue cornmeal with hot water and added the ash through a fine sieve. The mush looked like sticky play dough, but she continued adding more water to make it thinner. 

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    Iva eventually used her hand to finish mixing. 

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    Next, she brushed her stone with oil (traditionally oily sheep brains) and ran her hand on top to check the heat.

     

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    The thin batter was then hand smeared over the stone into a translucent layer. Iva repeatedly dipped her fingers in the batter to cover any holes and smooth out the layer. The batter bakes instantly and in a very short time becomes dry enough to lift or peel off.  Iva then transferred the near weightless cooked sheet of bread to her table.

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    When three or four wafer thin layers are baked and stacked, they are folded and wrapped together. If necessary, they are placed back on the stone for a few seconds to reheat before folding. 

     

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    The finished roll is placed in the basket. The entire recipe requires about 3-4 hours work to complete.

    Be sure to stop by to visit Iva as she makes Piki Bread during Indian Market and Festival. For more information about what’s happening Indian Market weekend, and to purchase advance sale tickets, visit Indian Market & Festival info

    Special thanks to Debi Lander for permission to use this blog post.

    For the original post, visit the blog By ~ Lander ~ Sea Food Tales

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    Before the kick-off of Indian Market, the Eiteljorg will host two parties Friday, June 26 – the official IMF Preview Party and the AfterGlow party featuring the 1491s and DJ Kyle Long.

    Preview Party Details
    5:30 p.m. – 9 p.m.
    Price: $90/members $100/non-members
    An exclusive first-look shopping opportunity and reception. Attendees get free weekend passes to Indian Market and Festival.

    IMF AfterGlow
    9 p.m. – 11 p.m.
    Price: Free for AGAVE members and $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 of the Eiteljorg. Call (317) 275-1333 to make reservations.

    Time, Tickets and Parking
    - Indian Market and Festival will be held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., in White River State Park’s Military Park, just north of the museum in downtown Indianapolis.

    - Discounted advanced tickets for the event are on sale at the Eiteljorg Museum, on the museum’s website and Marsh Supermarkets or by calling 1-800-622-2024.

    - Advance sale tickets are $10. Tickets during the market are $12 at the gate. Kids 17 and under are FREE. Admission to the Eiteljorg is included.

    - White River State Park underground garage next to the Eiteljorg Museum and IUPUI parking lots across from Military Park provides the most convenient and inexpensive parking for this event. Shuttles to and from the museum are available.

    -Parking in the White River State Park garage will not be validated Indian Market weekend.

    For even more information about what’s happening Indian Market weekend, and to purchase advance sale tickets, visit Indian Market & Festival info.

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  • Indian Market and Festival | Buck by painter Ryan Lee Smith

    by Jaq Nigg, Eiteljorg festivals and markets manager | Jun 23, 2015
     As Indian Market and Festival draws near, we’d like to tell you about some of the things we’re extra excited about.

     
    Number 1: The 1491s
    Number 2: Twin Rivers 
    Number 3: Down Feathers and Masks! 
    Number 4: Stories!
    and..
    Number 5: Buck!

     
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    2012 image by potter Jody Naranjo (Santa Clara Pueblo)

    Each year, we choose an image to represent Indian Market and Festival. Usually it is a piece of art from one of the participating market artists. The process of choosing the image can be a little stressful. The image needs to wear a lot of hats; appearing in ads, on t-shirts, party invitations and the program cover. It also needs to convey the feeling of Indian Market and Festival – the celebration of Native American art and cultures. 

    The first thing we do is to identify the artists who received the top scores in the selection process. Then we gather a group of museum staff from curatorial, marketing, the store, festivals and exhibitions to talk about any market themes or goals that need to be addressed with the image. Simple, right?  

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     2014 image by jeweler Jimmie Harrison (Navajo/Diné)

    Mostly, we want to honor the wonderful artists who come to our show, while featuring something really pretty/fun/interesting that our visitors will want to wear. Which brings us back to our 2015 signature image, Buck.

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    2015 image by painter Ryan Lee Smith (Cherokee/Choctaw)

    Ryan Lee Smith’s work covers a broad range of representation and intuitive Native abstracts, representing the collective pride of Native people. A pride, he says, that he has experienced first-hand in the communal aspect of Natives helping Natives, working together for the health and future of the community. The Cherokee word for this selflessness and willingness to help each other is pronounced ‘Ga-Du-Gi’. This is a very powerful word in the Cherokee language and an even more powerful act. Smith feels there is a drumbeat within all Native peoples compelling them to remain resilient and proud. He strives to capture this pure and innate pride. His paintings are meant to represent his feelings not only toward Native pride, but also to encompass the true character of Native American people.

     For more information about what’s happening Indian Market weekend, and to purchase advance sale tickets, visit Indian Market & Festival info

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    Before the kick-off of Indian Market, the Eiteljorg will host two parties Friday, June 26 – the official IMF Preview Party and the AfterGlow party featuring the 1491s and DJ Kyle Long.

    Preview Party Details
    5:30 p.m. – 9 p.m.
    Price: $90/members $100/non-members
    An exclusive first-look shopping opportunity and reception. Attendees get free weekend passes to Indian Market and Festival.

    IMF AfterGlow
    9 p.m. – 11 p.m.
    Price: Free for AGAVE members and $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 of the Eiteljorg. Call (317) 275-1333 to make reservations.

    Time, Tickets and Parking
    - Indian Market and Festival will be held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., in White River State Park’s Military Park, just north of the museum in downtown Indianapolis.

    - Discounted advanced tickets for the event are on sale at the Eiteljorg Museum, on the museum’s website and Marsh Supermarkets or by calling 1-800-622-2024.

    - Advance sale tickets are $10. Tickets during the market are $12 at the gate. Kids 17 and under are FREE. Admission to the Eiteljorg is included.

    - White River State Park underground garage next to the Eiteljorg Museum and IUPUI parking lots across from Military Park provides the most convenient and inexpensive parking for this event. Shuttles to and from the museum are available.

    -Parking in the White River State Park garage will not be validated Indian Market weekend.

    For even more information about what’s happening Indian Market weekend, and to purchase advance sale tickets, visit Indian Market & Festival info.

    Go comment!




  • Indian Market and Festival 2015 | Celebrating Great Stories

    by Jaq Nigg, Eiteljorg festivals and markets manager | Jun 23, 2015
    As Indian Market and Festival draws near, we’d like to tell you about some of the things we’re extra excited about.

    Number 1: The 1491s
    Number 2: Twin Rivers 
    Number 3: Down Feathers and Masks! 
    and...
    Number 4: Stories!

    At Indian Market and Festival, June 27-28, we will celebrate the artistry and cultural importance of storytelling, through stories, artwork, music and food.

    Storytelling is a diverse and powerful medium of imagery and description. Stories are both the key and the door to other times, peoples and cultures. They illustrate the lives and values of Native peoples, giving perspective on life in America before contact, as well as after the dramatic changes post contact. The role of storytelling in piecing together the past is important, but the continued importance of modern storytelling in Native cultures shows the significance of changes to values and daily life.

    There are as many different stories as there are tribes, stories that document history and illuminate the physical past; creation stories that establish the origin of life and values; educational stories that teach lessons and morals; healing stories that impact wounds and seek to make a positive return back to strength, faith, tradition and family; and humorous stories that entertain and captivate audiences.

    Earlier, we talked about our excitement to hear stories from comedy group, The 1491s and from esteemed Tsimshian artist David R. Boxley.

    But that’s not all!

    STORYTELLERS - leaf arrow storytellers

     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.

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    Teresa Webb (Anishinaabe) 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.

     

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    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.

     

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    SouthEastern Waterspider Drum tell stories through song, performing authentic northeastern and southeastern Woodland Native American music. Singers and drummers celebrate Cherokee, Choctaw, Creek, Lumbee, Shawnee and North East Susquehanna Indian cultures.  

    For more information about what’s happening Indian Market weekend, and to purchase advance sale tickets, visit Indian Market & Festival info 

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    Before the kick-off of Indian Market, the Eiteljorg will host two parties Friday, June 26 – the official IMF Preview Party and the AfterGlow party featuring the 1491s and DJ Kyle Long.

    Preview Party Details
    5:30 p.m. – 9 p.m.
    Price: $90/members $100/non-members
    An exclusive first-look shopping opportunity and reception. Attendees get free weekend passes to Indian Market and Festival.

    IMF AfterGlow
    9 p.m. – 11 p.m.
    Price: Free for AGAVE members and $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 of the Eiteljorg. Call (317) 275-1333 to make reservations.

    Time, Tickets and Parking
    - Indian Market and Festival will be held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., in White River State Park’s Military Park, just north of the museum in downtown Indianapolis.

    - Discounted advanced tickets for the event are on sale at the Eiteljorg Museum, on the museum’s website and Marsh Supermarkets or by calling 1-800-622-2024.

    - Advance sale tickets are $10. Tickets during the market are $12 at the gate. Kids 17 and under are FREE. Admission to the Eiteljorg is included.

    - White River State Park underground garage next to the Eiteljorg Museum and IUPUI parking lots across from Military Park provides the most convenient and inexpensive parking for this event. Shuttles to and from the museum are available.

    -Parking in the White River State Park garage will not be validated Indian Market weekend.

    For even more information about what’s happening Indian Market weekend, and to purchase advance sale tickets, visit Indian Market & Festival info.

    Go comment!




  • Indian Market and Festival | David Boxley

    by Jaq Nigg, Eiteljorg festivals and markets manager | Jun 16, 2015

    As Indian Market and Festival draws near, we’d like to tell you about some of the things we’re extra excited about.

    Number 1: The 1491s
    Number 2: Twin Rivers
    and...
    Number 3: Down Feathers and Masks!

    David Boxley - 2 Indian Market 
    David R. Boxley is an esteemed Tsimshian artist from Metlakatla, Alaska, who will be performing stories and songs, as well as selling his artwork as a featured artist in the Eiteljorg Store Market Tent. 

    I am of the first generation of Alaskan Tsimshian’s to be raised with the potlatch system. I thank my ancestors who built such a rich and beautiful culture and who, through great struggle, endured to ensure a future for their children. I thank the elders that had the knowledge of the old days and for passing that knowledge on to my father. I thank my father for working so hard to help rebuild our culture. I thank everyone of his generation that have taken it into their hearts and passed it on to their children. I thank those of my generation who stand with me in living and perpetuating our culture. It is not for us that we’ve done all that we have. It is for the generations to come. Art is the visual representation of a culture and I am honored to be one of those who carry that responsibility.”
    - David R. Boxley

     

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    From a very young age David was passionate and proud of his culture. He began carving under the instruction of his father, esteemed carver David A. Boxley, at six years old, and around this same time he also began to travel around the United States to assist in raising totem poles and teaching people about Tsimshian culture.

    As an adult, he has continued to express the love and respect he has for Tsimshian culture through his art, cultural performances and teaching. David’s elegant design style is drawn from a strong tradition of Tsimshian carving and design, and has been heavily influenced by the teachings of his father, Haida artist Robert Davidson and the old masters. From 2009-2011, David Robert carved alongside Haida artist Robert Davidson. David won the Eiteljorg Indian Market Best of Show award in 2009.

    In addition to carving full-time, David and his father lead their dance group, the Git-Hoan Dancers, in performances around North America. David has also teaches S’malgyax (Tsimshian language), Tsimshian culture and Northwest Coast design. 

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    David is well respected for his artistic abilities, and for being one of the most prominent Native leaders of his generation. In 1982, David Robert’s father was the first man to hold a potlatch in his village of Metlakatla in modern times. At twenty years of age, David Robert followed in his father’s footsteps by being the first of his generation to hold his own potlatch and has hosted 4 more since.  
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    Before the kick-off of Indian Market, the Eiteljorg will host two parties Friday, June 26 – the official IMF Preview Party and the AfterGlow party featuring the 1491s and DJ Kyle Long.

    Preview Party Details
    5:30 p.m. – 9 p.m.
    Price: $90/members $100/non-members
    An exclusive first-look shopping opportunity and reception. Attendees get free weekend passes to Indian Market and Festival.

    IMF AfterGlow
    9 p.m. – 11 p.m.
    Price: Free for AGAVE members and $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 of the Eiteljorg. Call (317) 275-1333 to make reservations.

    Time, Tickets and Parking
    - Indian Market and Festival will be held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., in White River State Park’s Military Park, just north of the museum in downtown Indianapolis.

    - Discounted advanced tickets for the event are on sale at the Eiteljorg Museum, on the museum’s website and Marsh Supermarkets or by calling 1-800-622-2024.

    - Advance sale tickets are $10. Tickets during the market are $12 at the gate. Kids 17 and under are FREE. Admission to the Eiteljorg is included.

    - White River State Park underground garage next to the Eiteljorg Museum and IUPUI parking lots across from Military Park provides the most convenient and inexpensive parking for this event. Shuttles to and from the museum are available.

    -Parking in the White River State Park garage will not be validated Indian Market weekend.

    For even more information about what’s happening Indian Market weekend, and to purchase advance sale tickets, visit Indian Market & Festival info.

    Go comment!




  • Indian Market & Festival | Twin Rivers

    by Jaq Nigg, Eiteljorg festivals and events manager | Jun 16, 2015

    As Indian Market and Festival draws near, we’d like to tell you about some of the things we’re extra excited about.

    #1: The 1491s

     #2: Ready to dance!

    Twin Rivers is a four piece group infusing reggae, rock, jazz and traditional Native voices to create a positive sound for the contemporary ear.

    Indian Market - twin rivers

    Musicians Adrian Wall and Ed Kabotie have known each other since their early teens. Over the years, they have fostered a friendship that is embodied in the music of their band, Twin Rivers. The winsome blend of traditional and contemporary vocals combined with beautifully melodic songs create a refreshingly genuine expression by these Pueblo artists.

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    The group has developed a conscious sense of environment that remains prominent in their music. Lead singer Ed Kabotie develops lyrics derived from his traditional Hopi and Tewa heritage. Jemez Pueblo flutist and guitarist Adrian Wall lays down the melody. Drummer Ehren Kee Natay (Navajo/Cherokee) and bassist, Rylan Kabotie (Jicarilla Apache) provide the drive and groove. The group collectively brings together multiple Native cultural identities to provide songs that accept the philosophy that we are all distinct, but connected as one.

    For more information about what’s happening Indian Market weekend, and to purchase advance sale tickets, visit Indian Market & Festival info

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    Before the kick-off of Indian Market, the Eiteljorg will host two parties Friday, June 26 – the official IMF Preview Party and the AfterGlow party featuring the 1491s and DJ Kyle Long.

    Preview Party Details
    5:30 p.m. – 9 p.m.
    Price: $90/members $100/non-members
    An exclusive first-look shopping opportunity and reception. Attendees get free weekend passes to Indian Market and Festival.

    IMF AfterGlow
    9 p.m. – 11 p.m.
    Price: Free for AGAVE members and $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 of the Eiteljorg. Call (317) 275-1333 to make reservations.

    Time, Tickets and Parking
    - Indian Market and Festival will be held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., in White River State Park’s Military Park, just north of the museum in downtown Indianapolis.

    - Discounted advanced tickets for the event are on sale at the Eiteljorg Museum, on the museum’s website and Marsh Supermarkets or by calling 1-800-622-2024.

    - Advance sale tickets are $10. Tickets during the market are $12 at the gate. Kids 17 and under are FREE. Admission to the Eiteljorg is included.

    - White River State Park underground garage next to the Eiteljorg Museum and IUPUI parking lots across from Military Park provides the most convenient and inexpensive parking for this event. Shuttles to and from the museum are available.

    -Parking in the White River State Park garage will not be validated Indian Market weekend.

    For even more information about what’s happening Indian Market weekend, and to purchase advance sale tickets, visit Indian Market & Festival info.

    Go comment!
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