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Grand Village of the Natchez Indians Hosts Native American Fashion Designer

November 21, 2022

The Grand Village of the Natchez Indians will host Native American Influence on Modern Design at 6 p.m. on Friday, December 2. This program will feature Indigenous textile artist and fashion designer Tina Benavente. 

“Tina’s presentation will be a fascinating look at the intersection of Native American heritage and fashion,” said Lance Harris, director of the Grand Village of the Natchez Indians.  

Not only will Tina Benavente discuss how her heritage influences her work, she will also share design examples at the Grand Village of the Natchez Indians. 

The Grand Village of the Natchez Indians was the main ceremonial mound center of the Natchez people from 1682 until 1730. The 128-acre National Historic Landmark features three mounds, a plaza, nature trail, museum, and store. Administered by the Mississippi Department of Archives and History, the Grand Village is located at 400 Jefferson Davis Boulevard and is open free of charge to the public 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Saturday, and Sundays 1:30 to 5 p.m.    

For more information, visit, or call 601-446-6502. 




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