On Sunday, Nov. 9th, C. H. Nash Museum at Chucalissa hosted a free screening and discussion of the film, “Black Indians: An American Story.” The museum, located at 1987 Indian Village Drive (near T.O. Fuller State Park) in Memphis is a function of the University of Memphis and focuses on the archaeological interests in the history and culture of the Native American people of Western Tennessee.
Narrated by James Earl Jones, this award winning film explores the past and present interactions of the African American and American Indian communities. The film focuses on the dynamics that brought the two groups together in a common bond and their evolving relationships over the past 300 years.
Each year, the museum is the host for the Southeastern Indian Heritage Festival. The festival seeks to educate the public about and celebrate the sophisticated culture of the Native Americans of Memphis and the Mississippi Valley region, which had developed long before any Europeans had set foot in America. The festival features songs, dance, sports, games and spiritual events that honor the Native American culture. For more information, call 901-785-3160, contact , or visit their website at www.cas.memphis.edu/chucalissa/