Bearer of the Morning Documentary Showings
March 19, 2018 -March 25, 2018
"Bearer of the Morning" will be shown daily at 1 p.m. in the Anoli' Theater during our Three Sisters Celebration.
Free & open to the public
Born in small-town Oklahoma, Mary Thompson Fisher, later known as “Te Ata,” was determined to pursue her passion as a performer. Supported by her undeniable charisma and oratorical talent, Te Ata entertained and enlightened audiences across the world, including royalty and statesmen. Throughout her travels and performances, Te Ata kept her Chickasaw heritage close to heart and shared the unique story and spirit of the Chickasaw people. By studying and performing traditional Native American stories, she overturned negative stereotypes and advocated the preservation of Indigenous American cultures. As Chickasaw Nation Governor Bill Anoatubby noted, “She is a shining example of the power of artistic expression to change hearts and minds.” In many ways, Te Ata Fisher paved the way for Native Americans on stage and screen and remains a treasured voice for the Chickasaw people.
Come explore the life of Mary “Te Ata” Thompson Fisher and her journey to become one of the greatest Native American performers of all time. View items owned and worn by Te Ata, as well as...Feb. 5 - Sep. 3
2:00 p.m. Stomp Dance Demonstration
12:30 p.m. Behind the Scenes (film)
1:00 p.m. First Encounter (film)
2:30 p.m. We Shall Remain, Episode 3 (film)
On display in the Aaittafama' Room Mar. 19 through Sept. 3, this exhibit features New Mexico Pueblo pottery from the Keres language family pueblos (Acoma, Santa Ana, Cochiti, Santo Domingo, San...Mar. 19 - Sep. 3