This Saturday representatives from different tribes in Louisiana will be at the Vermilionville Living History & Folklife Park for its Native American Culture Day. There will be cooking demonstrations and a reconstruction of a bousillage oven. Ancient weaponry will be shown. Native American music will be played while different tribes show their traditional dances. Many of these activities will be hands-on for kids.
This event is free. It begins at 10 a.m. and ends at 4 p.m. Neighbor to Vermilionville, the Jean Lafitte National Historical Park & Preserve Acadian Culture Center, will be hosting family-friendly events in the afternoon.
Professors Ray Brassieur, Rick Swanson and Mark Rees will be giving lectures about tribal history.
Vermilionville is a heritage museum formed to preserve Louisiana history and better educate Louisiana residents and tourists alike about Cajun, Creole and Native American people through exhibitions and demonstrations. For questions or directions to Vermilionville contact its website.
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