Virtual Family Program: Native American Heritage

Online Program

November 19, 2020 10:00am - 10:30am

Gather the family in the comfort of your home to enjoy virtual storytimes and demonstrations of hands-on activities for kids of all ages.

Event Details

Celebrate Native American Heritage Month with a lively re-telling of the Chickasaw tale, Baby Rattlesnake, by Native American Storyteller Amy Bruton Bluemel. Take part in the story by creating a unique rattle to shake along with the rattlesnake in the story.

Activity materials:

  • Turtle Shell Template
  • 2 paper plates (any size)
  • 1 popsicle stick/painter's wooden stick
  • Dry beans or elbow macaroni
  • Colorful craft tape
  • Decorations such as feathers, stickers, or buttons
  • Stapler
  • Masking tape/duct tape
  • Glue
  • Scissors

Program is FREE to the public.

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About the Presenter

Amy Bruton Bluemel is a gifted storyteller and educator, artist, and stomp dancer. As the great-granddaughter of Eastman Kaney (an original Dawes Commission enrollee), Amy’s a proud member of the Chickasaw Nation. She often performs with the dance troupe Chikashsha Hithla during nationwide tours. She shares Chickasaw customs (and those of other southeastern tribes) with audiences of all ages through lively programs at schools and museums across the country.

Please note: You will be prompted to download the Zoom application for mobile or desktop if it is not already installed. You do not need a Zoom account to join this livestream. You will be asked to register upon connecting to the webinar. Advanced registration is not required. 

For security and privacy purposes, attendees will not have video or audio capabilities. Questions will be moderated by Museum staff. Participants will not be allowed to send private messages or media in the livestream.

The Bullock Texas State History Museum is a division the State Preservation Board. Additional support of exhibitions and programs is provided by the Texas State History Museum Foundation.

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