How would you like to step back in time and see how life was for the Great Plains Native Americans? Well here is your opportunity!

Join Illiniwek Forest Preserve (1201 State Avenue Hampton) this Friday Sep 27 – Sunday Sep 29 for the 2019 Tipi Gathering!

This FREE event will feature elements of the Great Plains Native American culture. Tour fifteen different tipis while enjoying music, drum circles and dancing.

Here is a full schedule of events for this weekend:

Friday Sep 27

School group day

10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Students will view tipis, learn history, and experience the drum circle and dancing. Interested in having your group join? Contact Mike: 309-203-1404

 

Saturday Sep 28

Open to the public 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.

  • 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. view tipis, vendors open
  • 1 – 3 p.m. drum circle and dancing
  • 3 – 5 p.m. dinner break
  • 5 – 7 p.m. drum circle and dancing

 

Sunday Sep 29

Open to the public 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

  • 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. view tipis, vendors open
  • 1 – 3 p.m. drum circle and dancing

 

For more information on Illiniwek Forest Preserve, please visit http://www.ricfpd.org/Parks-Preserves/Illiniwek-Park-Forest-Preserve.aspx.

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