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April

April 19, 2018
Thursday, April 19, 6–7 p.m. at the Grand Village of Natchez Indians. Speaker Series. MDAH chief archaeologist John Underwood will present “Prehistoric Life along the Fringes of the Delta: Excavations from the Yazoo Basin.” Underwood’s talk will explore the Middle Woodland through an early Mississippian village site north of Yazoo City. For more information call 601-446-6502 or email lharris@mdah.ms.gov.

May

May 12, 2018
Saturday, May 12, 9 a.m.–4 p.m. at the Grand Village of the Natchez Indians. Arts and Crafts Workshop: Applique Beadwork. Lance Harris, director of the Grand Village of the Natchez Indians, will lead a workshop on applique beadwork. American Indians have utilized beads as part of their cultural material goods for thousands of years. Europeans introduced glass beads to Native Americans, which allowed for an explosion of new forms of artistic expression. Harris will provide a brief synopsis of American Indian beadwork, focused on works made using the two needle applique method. Following the presentation, participants will be taught to create their own beadwork using the two needle applique method. Space is limited and the cost is $20. For more information call 601-446-6502 or email lharris@mdah.ms.gov.