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Performers

Southeastern Native American Festival ~ Saturday & Sunday, December 14 & 15, 2019

Lyndon Alec

Lyndon Alec

Hoop Dancer

Mr. Alec is an engaging hoop dancer from the Alabama-Couchette Tribe, who will demonstrate this popular type of dance at our Winter Solstice Celebration. He has traveled throughout the United States performing the Indian Hoop Dance for 42 years. He has performed in Washington, D.C. as well as at the New Orleans Jazz Festival, Madison Square Garden in New York, and at multiple Native American cultural sites, including Moundville, Alabama.
MS Choctaw

Mississippi Band
of Chocktaw

Social Dancers

The Mississippi Band of Choctaw will perform Choctaw Social Dances, which mark important aspects of community and family life. These are traditional dances that are passed down through generation in families and the community. Tribal members will also demonstrate the traditional stickball game in the Mission's historic plaza where the Apalachees once played their ball game.
Painted Raven

Painted Raven

Musical Duo

Painted Raven is a contemporary Native American flute and world music group featuring Annette Abbondanza (Painted Raven) and Holly Harris (Red Feather). Performing at festivals and large venues throughout the East Coast, their music has won several Indian Summer Music Awards – including the 2018 award for Best Song in the Spoken Word category.

Misty Penton

Misty Penton

Muscogee Nation
of Florida
Educator & Storyteller

Misty is recognized as a respected Muscogee Creek educator and keeper of tribal cultural traditions, having grown up learning Muscogee Creek culture from her father and receiving her MS in bioanthropology. She is also an Education Specialist with WFSU, where she is working with the new PBS program “Molly of Denali” to relate the show’s Alaska Native theme to local Florida Native themes. At the festival, she will be sharing her heritage with an exhibit on Muscogee Creek culture and storytelling sessions!

Warriors of AniKituhwa

Warriors of AniKituhwa

Historic Cherokee Dancers

Historic Cherokee dances – such as the Cherokee War Dance and Eagle Tail Dance– will be brought to life by The Warriors of AniKituhwa. Have fun joining in the dance with the official cultural ambassadors of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians! In addition to presenting two dance sessions each day, they will also provide cultural demonstrations of the Cherokee blow dart gun and the atlatl spear thrower. The Warriors are sponsored by the Museum of the Cherokee Indian in Cherokee, North Carolina.
Pedro Zepeda

Pedro Zepeda

Seminole Canoe Carver
& Storyteller

Artist Pedro Zepeda, Traditional Arts and Outreach Coordinator of the Seminole Indian Tribe, will be demonstrating his dugout canoe woodcarving techniques throughout the Winter Solstice event. He will also be sharing his passion for Seminole culture through storytelling performances.