NATIVE VOICES: NEW ENGLAND TRIBAL FAMILIES

Created by Boston Children’s Museum (BCM) and sponsored by the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) and Ocean Spray, Native Voices: New England Tribal Families will be at the Children’s Museum of Science and Technology June 29 through September 25, 2017.

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Don’t miss your chance to toboggan down a winter hill, learn about daily life at the Nuweetooun Tribal School, and explore a natural cranberry bog on Martha’s Vineyard! Experience these activities and many more in the new exhibit Native Voices. Explore five thriving New England communities as they work to balance cultural traditions with life in a modern world. View the press release

Native Voices: New England Tribal Families is designed for children aged 4-12 and their adult companions.This exhibition is designed to introduce museum visitors to contemporary life in five Native American Tribes. Hands-on activities, compelling immersive environments, evocative old and new artifacts, and engaging audio and visual oral histories will tell stories from Narragansett of Rhode Island, Aquinnah Wampanoag and Mashpee Wampanoag of Massachusetts, and Penobscot and Passamaquoddy of Maine.

The exhibit has five main components:

  • Spring – Visitors will meet Narragansett teens as they explore the Nuweetooun tribal school, search for animal species in a vernal pool, and try basket weaving and stamping activities.
  • Summer – Visitors will explore jewelry making in the jewelry studio of a Mashpee Wampanoag wampum artist, assemble a clambake and plant corn, beans, and squash in the Three Sister’s Garden.
  • Fall – Visitors will explore pinch pots from the Gayhead cliffs of Martha’s vineyard, walk on a ‘bog’ and investigate a living bog plant, and hear about Aquinnah teens’ favorite aspects of Cranberry Day, a traditional Aquinnah holiday.
  • Winter – Visitors can toboggan down a wintery hill, try their hand at animal tracking, cook a native dish in ‘Grandma’s Kitchen’, or compete at snowsnake, a traditional native game.
  • Pow Wow – Visitors can experience the sites and sounds of Pow Wow through a large scale media presentation of traditional music and dance, explore an RV belonging to the Barnaby Family, and investigate the materials and styles of four Native American artists.

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