Native American Days 2016 is a celebration of Southeastern Native American culture & traditions held at Winterville Mounds that is free to the public. The primary focus is on Native American culture bearers whose traditional stories, songs and dances will be expanded on it an archaeological context. On the park grounds will be food vendors selling dishes that include at least three traditional Native American foods, Native American arts and craft vendors and demonstrators, and flint knappers. In addition, stickball, chunkey, and other Native American games are available to the public on request, as are ancient weapons demonstrations (archery, atlatl,etc.). There is a children's activities area where children will be supervised to make and color paper-headbands, string beads into necklaces, and make one or more other items associated with Native Americans.
Sponsored by MS Department of Archives & History & MS Humanities Council. The Mississippi Humanities Council is a state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities.