Ancient Tools & Weapons
Tour the park and museum focusing on the materials and technologies that Native Americans used to make tools and weapons and visit with a flintknapper as he makes a stone point. A number of different tools and weapon reproductions are displayed and are hands-on for students or visitors. In addition to seeing an arrow point being made, program participants get to practice throwing spears and rabbit sticks. Students get to take home their own small arrow point. Group rate plus $100.00 (up to 40, then $2.00 for each additional person).
Mississippian Art & Ornaments
Tour our brand new museum exhibits and learn why archaeologists know how Mississippian Indians looked and dressed. You’ll see what the Moundville Indians looked like and find out what researchers think different symbols mean. Then kids can get their faces painted like a Mississippian Indian and make themselves a shell necklace. Group rate plus $100.00 (up to 40, then $2.00 for each additional person).
Mother Earth & the Three Sisters
Tour our nature trails and visit our museum and Indian garden (April through October) while learning about native plants and foods. An expert then shows your class how different plants can be used for tools, weapons, medicine and food. Visitors will make a fiber friendship bracelet, grind corn, taste Indian tea and sample an authentic Indian trail mix. Group rate plus $100.00 (up to 40, then $2.00 for each additional person).
Past Time Pastimes – Southeastern Indian Games
Find out how the game of lacrosse evolved and why Southeastern Indians called stickball “the little brother of war.” Participants learn two versions of this game and also play Indian football. Finally, kids make and take their own pieces, playing a bean toss game. Group rate plus $75.00 (up to 40, then $2.00 for each additional child).
Outreach – Let Us Bring Alabama Indian Culture to You!
Dream Catchers & Talking Feathers
Make two authentic Indian crafts. Hear the story of the dream catcher and learn how to weave sinew, beads and feathers into an attractive hanging. Your class finds out why Cherokee councils invented the talking feather and why the four directions were so important to Native Americans while they fashion their own talking feather. $100.00 instructor fee, plus $2.00 per supply charge per person. Up to 20 per class. Can be scheduled for up to 3 classes per day. Rate includes mileage for up to a 50-mile radius.
Mother Earth & the Three Sisters
Program participants learns how plants were used for tools, weapons, food and medicine. See objects made from a variety of plants and make a friendship bracelet from plant fibers. Also get a chance to grind corn, try “Black Drink” (a Southeastern Indian tea) and sample authentic Indian trail mix. $100.00 instructor fee plus $2.00 per person supply charge. Up to 25 people per presentation. Can be scheduled for up to 3 classes per day. Rate includes mileage for up to a 50-mile radius.
Native American Civil Rights and Wrongs
This presentation focuses on the devastating impact that Europeans and, later, Americans had on Southeastern Indians and other groups of Native Americans. Discussions include how European invasion, widespread diseases, the Trail of Tears and federal laws and policies have affected Native American culture and lifeways. $75.00 instructor fee per presentation. Rate includes mileage for up to a 50-mile radius.
10,000 Years in an Hour
Learn about the archaeology, prehistory and history of Alabama Indians. Your group will get to see and touch artifacts and reproductions representing cultures as old as 10,000 B.C. Your group will also learn the basic principles of archaeology and what distinguishes different prehistoric Indian cultures from one another. Speaker can come dressed in historic Southeastern Indian clothing. $75.00 instructor fee for up to 60 students per presentation. Rate includes mileage for up to a 50-mile radius.
Tours and programs are subject to availability, and must be scheduled at least one week in advance. To book a tour or program call 205-371-8732 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Moundville Reopening Celebration Photographs May 15, 2010