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Chucalissa Will Host Southeast Indian Festival and Craft Show Sept. 26-27 University News
For release: September 17, 2009

For press information, contact Gabrielle Maxey, 901/678-2843

The C.H. Nash Museum at Chucalissa will host the Southeast Indian Festival and Craft Show the weekend of Sept. 26 and 27. Hours are 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and 1-5 p.m. Sunday. Admission is $5 for adults, $3 for children and seniors.

The festival will feature social dancing from the Standing Pine Community of the Mississippi Band of Choctaw and a pow-wow dancing exhibition. Teams of Choctaw from West Tennessee and Mississippi will compete in traditional games of stickball.

A diverse group of Native American artisans, including Choctaw, Chickasaw, Creek, Hopi, and Cherokee, will demonstrate and sell their crafts. Other activities will include weaving and cooking demonstrations, bow and arrow and blowgun contests, and an archaeology station.

Those who attend the festival also may tour the exhibits at the C.H. Nash Museum and hike the nature rail.

Chucalissa is located at 1987 Indian Village Drive in southwest Memphis. More information is available by phone at 901-785-3160 or online at

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