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. Each month will feature a practice that relates to Native American culture; participants will explore the history and cultural meaning behind each practice while engaging in an activity related to that practice.
Join us on Saturday, December 16th, at 10 a.m. for a program and activity about Native American Finger Weaving.
Finger weaving is a traditional artform in many Native American and Indigenous nations. In the Cherokee tradition, finger woven regalia was historically used for men. It was used for adornment and item trading with others. In the past, Chickasaw women would gather in groups to weave. They would teach each other, share different methods of the craft, and create woven works while visiting with one another. Today, the artwork of finger weaving is worn as a part of regalia for both men and women during times of cultural celebration and to carry on tradition. It is also practiced by individuals, as well as passed down from generation to generation to keep the cultural practices alive.
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.
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