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July 10, 2014

Fenimore to continue Native American series

Every Saturday at 1 p.m. in July and August, the Fenimore Art Museum will present Native American Performing Arts Series.

The series began July 5 with Mohawk storyteller Kay Ionataiewas Olan and continues on Saturday with stories, songs and music from Joseph and Jesse Bruchac (Abenaki).

Visitors can also explore the Eugene and Clare Thaw Collection of American Indian Art, a collection of over 800 objects representative of a broad geographic range of North American Indian cultures.

Admission: adults and juniors (13-64) is $12; seniors (65+): $10.50; and free for children (12 and under). Admission is always free for NYSHA members, active military and retired career military personnel. Through Labor Day, active-duty military and up to five family members are admitted free, through the Blue Star Museum program.

The rest of the series schedule:

July 19: Allegany River Indian Dancers

July 26: Stories, music, and prayer led by Roland Moussa

August 2: Haudenosaunee Singers and Dancers

August 9: Storyteller Perry Ground (Onondaga, Turtle Clan)

August 16: Stories, song, and dance offered by Matoaka Eagle

August 23: Native stories told by Ronnie Reitter (Seneca Nation, Wolf Clan)

August 30: Native stories of animals and our environment told by Jim Bruchac

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