Tag: American Indians

Fighting For Recognition: Baltimore’s Overlooked Native Americans

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“The Duality Of Indigeneity” by Gregg Deal, located across from the Creative Alliance.

On a crisp Saturday afternoon last month, nearly 100 people gathered at the Salvation Army in Middle River for a Christmas party. Children lined up in the gym to take part in a time-honored tradition: Sitting on Santa’s lap in front of a Christmas tree.

But a different scene with pre-Western roots unfolded in an opposite corner. There, an elderly man wearing a feathered headdress sat banging on a drum and singing. A small circle composed of several generations and tribes of American Indians formed around him for a casually ceremonious activity known as social dancing. Side by side, the adults danced and laughed while children scurried between them.

Crooked Arrows Premieres at Goucher, Opens May 18

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The lacrosse movie, Crooked Arrows, which was made in Maryland and features a few local extras, made its Baltimore premiere last night at Goucher College.  The movie tells the story of a skilled Native American lacrosse athlete and his relationship to his reservation.

The movie opens in select theaters — including theaters in Hunt Valley, Owings Mills — on May 18, and nationwide June 1.

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