The Lewes Historical Society will host the Nanticoke Indian Association for a discussion and demonstration on “Nanticoke Dance” at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 17 in the Community Room of Margaret H. Rollins Community Center, 101 Adams Ave., Lewes.
The Nanticoke dancers will perform to the rhythm of a tribal drum played by tribal singers and drummers. Learn of the Nanticoke dance and music and hear a brief history of Delaware’s Nanticoke people’s traditions that have survived and changed through generations.
“Many people look at our regalia and think ‘costume.’ Our tribal wear reflects tradition and also may have origins in things handed down from generations before us,” said Nanticoke Councilman Herman Jackson. “Native Americans don’t wear costumes. Our regalia has deep and traditional meaning for each of us.”
This presentation is The Lewes Historical Society’s November “Speaker Series.” Each month between September and May, the society offers educational and entertaining programs that explore the history of Lewes, the surrounding area, Lewes' unique interaction in the national scene and other related and appealing topics. Meetings are open to members, residents and visitors of the Lewes community.
Admission is free, and no reservations are required.
For more, call 645-7670 or visit historiclewes.org