WFU hosts Native American Family Day

By Pam Barrett
March 7, 2006

The Wake Forest University Anthropology Club will host a Native American Family Day at Wake Forest's Museum of Anthropology from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. on March 25. Admission is free.

The event, held in conjunction with the exhibit "Treasures from a Moravian Attic: Native American Objects from the Wachovia Historical Society Collection," will feature 14 booths highlighting four different Native American mythical stories, along with related craft activities, music and food.

The event will revolve around the myths of four different tribes that originate from the four directions — north, south, east and west. Three booths will represent each tribe. In the first, participants can hear the story. Then, they can make a related craft in the second booth. In the third, they can learn about the tribe's culture.

The northern myth, "Sedna the Inuit Sea Goddess," comes from the Inuit tribe. The Apache tribe's "Story of the Creation Fire" is the topic of the southern myth. The eastern myth is the Cherokee story of Selu and Kana'ti, and the western myth, the "Story of the First Totem Pole," originates from the Kwakiutl tribe.

Regular museum hours are 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. Museum admission is free.

For more information, call (336)758-5282.