Learn more about Native American Heritage Month via Moundville Archaeological Park. This year, the park is celebrating Native American Heritage Month with an exhibit, a virtual 5K, a pottery activity and a month-long photo challenge.
In partnership with Moundville Archaeological Park, the Intercultural Diversity Center will be hosting a month-long small foodways exhibit featuring two large cases and four banners of important facts about Native American history and special artifacts from Moundville. This pop-up exhibition will focus on Southeastern Native American subsistence patterns, the importance of Moundville, corn agriculture, the utilization of the Black Warrior River and how most of the subsistence techniques used in prehistory are still being done today.
Artifacts will include: pots and cups used for cooking that were excavated at Moundville, bone fish hooks, grinding stones (mortar, pestle), stone axe, atlatl, projectile points, etc.
The Women and Gender Resource Center and the Intercultural Diversity Center will be collaborating on a Native American Heritage Scavenger Hunt. The enrichment program offers participants the opportunity to learn about local Native American cultural and archeological events and programs throughout the month of November. Participants will register to participate in the scavenger hunt in exchange for prizes and a T-shirt. Once registered, participants will be given a game code through the Goose Chase Scavenger Hunt program for objectives they must complete during the month. The NAHM Scavenger Hunt will be facilitated through a free version of the Goose Chase App (https://tinyurl.com/NAHMscavhunt).
The Intercultural Diversity Center will be hosting Native American Heritage Month Fast Facts, that will include important facts on Native American History, with a special focus on Native Americans in Alabama and the city of Tuscaloosa.
The Women and Gender Resource Center and the Intercultural Diversity Center will be hosting a live cooking demonstration featuring Grayhawk Perkins. Participants will learn about indigenous cooking and how it relates to culture and gender. New Orleans-born Perkins is a well-known cultural figure in Louisiana. He works as an educator, historian and a musician, teaching music, history, writing and environmental studies to students from Pre-K to college level. The Zoom link will be provided after registration is complete.
Register at https://tinyurl.com/deiidcevents.