The Nanticoke Indian Association will hold a discussion and demonstration on Nanticoke Dance and Culture at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 18 at the Margaret H. Rollins Community Center, 101 Adams Ave., Lewes.
Guests will learn of the Nanticoke dance and music and hear a history of Delaware’s Nanticoke People’s traditions that have survived through generations. An explanation of the significance of the native regalia and the meaning of dances to be performed will be featured.
“Many people look at our regalia and think ‘costume,’” said Nanticoke Councilman Herman Jackson. “Our tribal wear reflects tradition and also may have origins in things handed down from generations before us. Native Americans don’t wear costumes. Our regalia has deep and traditional meaning for each of us.”
The Nanticoke dancers will perform to the rhythm of a tribal drum played by tribal singers and drummers. This presentation is The Lewes Historical Society’s January 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' interaction in the national scene and other related and appealing topics. Meetings are open to all 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.