Explore Native Art, Music, Culture & History!

Native Art Activities

Children can participate in a variety of Native American art-inspired activities to learn about Native tribes and traditions. 

Presented by the Anderson Museum of Art

Tomahawk Throws

Experience one of the wilderness pastimes enjoyed by Native Americans and fur traders during the 1700’s and 1800’s. When boys or men got together hundred of years ago, they developed games that could demonstrate their physical prowess with games like tomahawk throws. Dwight Gallian, a blacksmith and interpreter at Conner Prairie, provides a cottonwood block and forged tomahawks and mini-lessons before you test your strength and accuracy from 21 ft. to 42 ft. Open to all Ages.

Saturday 11:00-8:00 and Sunday 12:00-4:00

Douglas Blue Feather

Douglas Blue Feather, Cherokee heritage, is an internationally known recording artist and performer of music featuring the Native American flute. Recognized as one of the most accomplished flutists of today, his music has been heard worldwide. The highlights of Doug’s career include winning 10 national music awards including the Indian Summer Music Awards “Best Native American Flute” & “Best Contemporary Instrumental” and the Native American Music Awards “Flutist of the Year” & “Best New Age”. Douglas has received over 50 various award nominations and was featured on the Grammy nominated CD, Faces Of The Sun, by Peter Kater.

Eagle Creek Birds of Prey

Come meet some of Indiana’s native raptors and learn about their amazing adaptations with two demonstrations. Find our your questions about these magnificent birds of prey

Artifact Identification

September is Indiana Archaeology Month and Powwow visitors are encouraged to bring their artifacts for identification. The Andersontown Powwow is please to host artifact identification with Jim Mohow, a retired senior archaeologist with the Div. of Historic Preservation and Archaeology, the Indiana Dept. of Natural Resources. For those bringing archeological artifacts for identification to events, monetary values will not be provided. The value of the artifacts lies in what they can tell us about the past and the people who made them.

Saturday and Sunday: 11:00-4:00

Eastern Indian Woodland Demonstrations & Stories 

Explore Woodland Indians culture and family life of more than 200 years ago with Interactive talks and food demonstrations. Visitors will be able to see an encampment with recreated historic, archeological and museum Woodland Indian artifacts including regalia, textiles, tools, weaponry, and cooking utensils. 
Demonstrations with Jim Sawgrass: Saturday 11 am-8 pm . Sunday 11 am-4 pm.