Upcoming Calendar of Grand Village of Natchez Indians
Saturday, October 10, 10 a.m. at the Grand Village of the Natchez Indians. Natchez Indians Exodus to Louisiana. Celebrate Archaeology Month in Natchez with a special presentation on the town’s namesake, the Natchez Indians. Take a self-guided tour of the historic mound site at 9 a.m. Then join Grand Village director Lance Harris, retired archaeologist Dennis Jones, and amateur archaeologist Jack Shaffer at 10 a.m. in the museum auditorium for a discussion of why the Natchez left the area. Following the presentation, participants are invited to caravan to the Sicily Island site in Louisiana for a guided tour. For more information call 601-446-6502 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tuesday, October 13, 6 p.m. at the Grand Village of the Natchez Indians. Archaeology Speaker Series. University of North Carolina professor of anthropology Vincas Steponaitis will discuss the history of Fort Rosalie at the Grand Village auditorium. Using French, English and Spanish maps dating to the 1700s, Stepanaitis will discuss the fort’s changing appearance and position over time and how these maps can also be used to reveal which portions of the fort were lost to erosion and which remain intact. Construction of the fort in 1716 marked the birth of the city of Natchez. For more information call 601-446-6502 or email email@example.com.
Wednesday–Thursday, October 14–15, 8:30 a.m. –noon at the Grand Village of the Natchez Indians. School children from Mississippi and Louisiana schools will learn about the local Native Americans and French Colonists who once resided in southwest Mississippi through hands on demonstrations and unique educational opportunities. This event is free to all school groups but space is limited. For more information call 601-446-6502 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sunday, October 25, 11 a.m.–6 p.m. at the Grand Village of the Natchez Indians. One day concert featuring Americana and Roots Music performed by six acts. Local cuisine and art vendors will also be on hand. The event is open to the public and the cost of entry is $5 per person. Lawn chairs and blankets are recommended. For more information call 601-446-6502 or email email@example.com.
Thursday, October 29, 6 p.m. at the Grand Village of the Natchez Indians. Archaeology Speaker Series. Louisiana Archaeological Conservancy president Dennis Jones will present “The Nameless Dead,” the conclusion of his two-part series on the Filhiol Mound Site near Monroe, Louisiana, at the Grand Village auditorium. This presentation will examine twentieth-century mortuary practices at the Filhiol site that bears some similarities to areas in the Natchez vicinity such as the Foster and Mazique Mounds. Jones presented part one in August at the Grand Village. For more information call 601-446-6502 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.