Skyteller coming to the Village

We are welcoming Skyteller Lynn Maroney to the Mitchell Prehistoric Indian Village on September 24th at 7:00 pm.  What an exciting evening this will be!

Lynn grew up in Oklahoma, a child of Chickasaw ancestry.  Many evenings were spent gazing in wonder at the stars and constellations as they glided across the evening skies.  She learned the Greco-Roman stories behind the constellations but it was the legends of her own people that brought her to the path she follows today.

Lynn has learned the stories of indigenous people from all over the world and, for the last 30 years, has shared them with children of all ages.  She has performed all over the United States, from the Smithsonian in Washington, DC to the Academy of Science in San Fransisco, California.   A citizen of the Chickasaw Nation, Lynn’s Native American ancestry and pioneer roots are deeply woven into her stories.

Lynn has also conducted workshops for NASA Outreach, the Lunar and Planetary Institute, the International Planetarium Society, and the Astronomical Society of the Pacific.

Local astronomy clubs will bring their telescopes to this event to share with visitors the wonders of the night sky.  This is going to be one spectacular evening!

For more information please call us at 605-996-5473.  Admission to this special event is just $5 for children, $8 for seniors, $10 for adults.  Group discounts are available.  We’ll have refreshments by the fire pit!

An Evening of Storytelling & Friendship

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An Evening of Storytelling & Friendship

On July 30th, we will welcome master storyteller, Jerome Kills Small for An Evening of Storytelling and Friendship.  Mr. Kills Small is an instructor of Native Language Studies at the University of South Dakota, a recipient of the Distinguished Scholar of the Year award and a former Poet of the Year.  He is Oglala Sioux, a traditional storyteller and oral historian.  Jerome Kills Small tells the stories of his elders, and the stories they left for future generations. He tells of the memories of childhood, and stories for intergenerational history. Lakota oral tradition shows respect for animals, plants, the universe, and especially for the people. He sings songs with his elk hide drum to bring sounds of the heartbeat of all living beings, and invites the audience in a friendship dance.   This event is for “children of all ages” and will be held beginning at 7:00 pm around a campfire on the grounds of the Prehistoric Indian Village, 3200 Indian Village Road, Mitchell, South Dakota.  Refreshments will be served.  The fee is just $6 for adults, $5 seniors, $4 students and children under 5 are free.  for more information, please call us at 605-996-5473 or check out our website at http://www.mitchellindianvillage.org.