2014 Native American Festival

The Moundville Archaeological Park, located in Moundville, Alabama, has an annual Native American Festival designed to celebrate the region’s rich Native American heritage. This year’s celebration was particularly significant because 2014 marks both the 75th anniversary of the Moundville Park and the 25th anniversary of the Moundville Festival! The UA Department of Anthropology has a long history of working with the park, so every year UA Anthropology Club members volunteer for this event. This year we had 35 fantastic volunteers assisting¬†the park – and thank goodness with 12,058 people visiting the festival this year (up 22% from last year!).

Brass shows visitors items representative of the kinds of artifacts found at Moundville

Brass shows visitors items representative of the kinds of artifacts found at Moundville

Kareen helps a group of kids at our pottery reconstruction station

Kareen helps a group of kids at our pottery reconstruction station

Shannon engages visitors with a demonstration of  how wattle and daub houses were made

Shannon engages visitors with a demonstration of how wattle and daub houses were made

Group dancing!

Group dancing!

 

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