Date(s) – Jun 29 2019
5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Chieftains Museum/Major Ridge Home is proud to partner with the Rome Area Council for the Arts to bring the Warriors of AniKituhwa to Rome for a special performance the evening of Saturday, June 29th in Ridge Ferry Park.
This award-winning dance group will travel from North Carolina to conduct cultural demonstrations and perform traditional Cherokee dances in Ridge Ferry Park starting at 6pm on Saturday, June 29th. The Warriors of AniKituhwa are designated as official cultural ambassadors by the Tribal Council of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians and are sponsored by the Museum of the Cherokee Indian in North Carolina. They specialize in demonstrations to represent Cherokee culture including the preservation of traditional dances from the 1700s through their performances. They have performed throughout the country and abroad, including places such as Colonial Williamsburg, the National Museum of the American Indian, the Smithsonian Museum of Natural History, the First Nations Festival in Montreal, Canada, and in London, England.
The June 29th event in Ridge Ferry Park will begin with Cherokee cultural demonstrations of crafts and weapons at 6pm followed by a dance performance at 7pm. Gates for the event will open at 5pm and participants are encouraged to bring blankets and chairs for seating and may bring a picnic dinner, although alcohol is prohibited. Parking will be free and available on site in the park for audience convenience.
Tickets for this event are $10 per person with a $25 family cap and will be sold in advance at Chieftains Museum/Major Ridge Home as well as at the gate the evening of June 29th. Museum members will receive a discount when purchasing tickets. This event will take place rain or shine with an alternative location within the park used in case of inclement weather.
The dance performance is part of a series of programs hosted by the museum in 2019 to commemorate the 200th anniversary of the arrival of Major Ridge to the Chieftains property in 1819.
For more information about these events, or to become a member of Chieftains Museum, call (706) 291-9494.