Indigenous Peoples Weekend


Oct 7, 2017 to Oct 9, 2017
10:00 AM until 05:00 PM


Saturday, Oct. 7, Sunday, Oct. 8, and Monday, Oct. 9th. 

Darren Bonaparte, 11:00 am and 2:00 pm presentations

Darren Bonaparte, a member of the Mohawk community of Ahkwesáhsne, will perform Wampum Chronicles, a colorful presentation on Native American history and culture in which he employs more than two dozen replica wampum belts and strings in addition to clothing and items specific to the colonial era. The presentation will take place in the Museum’s Patriots Gallery.

Throughout the Museum

In the Museum’s exhibits, visitors will explore the personal stories of the diverse range of individuals who were part of establishing our nation, including women, native people, and free and enslaved people of African descent. Visitors will expand their understanding of the “founding generation” as they listen as members of the Oneida Indian Nation debate whether to support the Revolutionary cause in an immersive multimedia gallery; climb aboard a privateer ship like the one on which James Forten, a free 14-year-old free African American boy, volunteered; and examine artifacts including child-sized slave shackles, an intricately carved woman’s busk (corset piece), and a signed 1773 volume “Poems on Various Subjects” by Phillis Wheatley, America’s first published black female poet.

Monday, Oct. 9

Performances every hour from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm

Dancers from the Oneida Indian Nation will perform traditional Haudenosaunee social dances, incorporating drumbeats and chants, in authentic dress in the Museum’s Patriots Gallery.
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Free with Museum admission


View map Museum of the American Revolution
101 S. 3rd St.
Philadelphia, PA

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