YOUNG LEARNER’S SERIES: Pushmataha

By  | December 6, 2022 | Filed under: News

FLORENCE-The Florence Indian Mound Museum is hosting a series of children’s programs where students can explore the early history of the Shoals through short lessons and hands-on learning exercises. The programs will explore 12 Native American figures through their biographies, contributions, hopes, and accomplishments. Students will be given a passport with the 12 figures; they will receive a stamp for each program attended. Students who collect 6, 9, or 12 stamps will receive an award.

Our program on Pushmataha will take place Saturday, December 17th at 10 am.  The program in December will focus on Choctaw leader Pushmataha, who worked for peace and for the rights of the Choctaw people. Pushmataha helped Andrew Jackson and the Americans fight the Red Stick Creeks during the Creek War and fought at the Battle of New Orleans in 1814 during the War of 1812. Pushmataha later resisted treaties that forced the Choctaw to give up their land in Mississippi. Students will engage in a short lesson followed by an activity. Please visit https://www.florencealmuseums.com/young-learners to sign up.

This program is free and is sponsored by the City of Florence Department of Arts and Museums and the Muscle Shoals National Heritage Area. The Florence Indian Mound Museum is located at 1028 S. Court St. Florence, AL and is open, Tuesday – Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and Sundays from 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Call 256-760-6427 for more information.

Media Release/Florence Arts and Museums/Florence Indian Mound Museum

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