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Dineh Tah’ Navajo Dancers Program

April 29 @ 10:30 am - 1:30 pm

In recognition of the 155th anniversary of the Lakota Tribal Treaty at Fort Laramie, Wyoming in 1868, the Dineh Tah’ Navajo Dancers will present an educational program titled “William T. Sherman: War Maker/Peacemaker” by Shawn Price, Director of the Dineh Tah’ Navajo Dancers. They will also be demonstrating traditional Navajo dances as part of the program.

10:45 am - 12:00 pm - Shawn Price presents “William T. Sherman: War Maker/Peacemaker” giving a brief overview of his early life, the Civil War with an emphasis on his post-civil war career, and his work with the Peace commission. The presentation will also discuss the profound importance of Tribal treaties and the legal power and precedent they hold, especially when it comes to issues regarding preservation, national parks, resources, and the environment.  These treaties Sherman endorsed are indeed his lasting and living legacy.

12:30 pm - 1:30 pm - Program of Traditional Navajo dances, songs, and demonstrations. The program finishes with a social dance inviting audience participation.

About the Performers: As performing ambassadors to the Great Navajo Nation, the Dineh Tah’ Navajo Dancers, under the direction of Shawn Price, are considered an outstanding group of young, talented, and disciplined individuals who continue to excel in their cultural program and has received many accolades; their unique program offers the finest in traditional and semi-contemporary performances. They have performed at many distinguished events and premiere venues throughout the country. Maintaining their deep connection to the religious aspects of their culture is of the utmost importance in their program. 

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April 29
10:30 am - 1:30 pm
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The National Civil War Museum
1 Lincoln Circle at Reservoir Park
Harrisburg, PA 17103 United States
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