Native American Nature Tales

November 21, 2015 @ 1:30 pm – 2:15 pm
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA
465 Huntington Avenue
Boston, MA 02115

Diane shares Native American Nature Tales as part of Member Family Days at the Museum of Fine Arts Boston. The event is for members of the Museum and their families. It is designed for children aged 2-12 years old, along with their caregivers. Her performance is designed to complement the MFA’s collection of Native American art and artifacts. In addition, the museum will have family tours and three art-based activities, one of which will be creating a Raven print with ink and styrofoam based on Raven Steals the Moon, pictured below.


Raven Steals the Moon

Raven Steals the Moon, part of the MFA’s Native Art collection, will be featured in Diane’s storytelling.

Native American Nature Tales explores tribal myths and legends of the animals and birds of North America. Ranging from the humorous to the heart-felt, these stories celebrate native culture and its strong links to the natural world. We learn an Abenaki canoeing song, explore over seven different animals in the Northwest legend of Loon’s Song and discover why America is called Turtle Island. Through these “How and Why” legends, we understand how Native American culture clothed the world in story, enlivening the natural world. Diane has received permission from many prominent native writers to present these folktales. Join one of New England’s favorite tellers as these rich stories create a colorful weave of landscape and people.

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