PITTSFIELD -- On Saturday, Nov. 10, and Sunday, Nov. 11, Berkshire Museum will celebrate Native American Heritage Month with four exceptional performances featuring music, stories, and dance. Chief Konkapot Festival of Native American Culture and History is proudly presented in partnership with Healing Winds and is done in conjunction with the exhibition Rethink! American Indian Art on display at the Museum now through Jan. 6, 2013.
The festival will feature the rich history and culture of the Mohawk and Nipmuck tribes, conveyed through storytelling, music, and ritual. The performers are Jerry Thundercloud McDonald, Joseph Firecrow, Larry Spotted Crow Mann, and Sandy Rhodes.
About the Performances Jerry Thundercloud McDonald will be presenting Mohawk music, stories, and dance at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 10. McDonald will also speak on the Haudenosaunee Confederacy’s influence on the formation of the U.S. Constitution. Tickets are $15 for adults, $8 for children; museum members are $5 for adults, and $3 for children. Children 3 and under are free, and tickets include museum admission.
Joseph Firecrow will perform a special concert at 7 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 10. Firecrow, of the Northern Cheyenne, is an award-winning flutist, singer, and storyteller. Tickets are $12, and $10 for Museum members. Larry Spotted Crow Mann, Nipmuck poet and author of "Tales from the Whispering Basket," presents Nipmuck stories, songs, and drum with the Quabbin Lake Singers on Sunday, Nov.
Sandy Rhodes will be presenting contemporary pow wow culture, dance, and regalia on Sunday, Nov. 11, at 3 p.m. Tickets are $15 for adults, $8 for children; museum members are $5 for adults, $3 for children. Children 3 and under are free, and tickets include museum admission.
A combination ticket for both Sunday performances, Larry Spotted Crow Mann and Sandy Rhodes, is $20 adult, $11 child; Museum members $7 adult, $4 child, children three and under free, and tickets include Museum admission.
The museum is located at 39 South Street on Route 7. Advance tickets for all four performances are available by visiting the Museum’s Front Desk or online. For more info: www.berkshiremuseum.org, 413-443-7171.