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Caddo Culture Club to perform at SFA

September 29, 2010 - Public Affairs

The Caddo Culture Club, a non-profit group organized under the Caddo Nation of Oklahoma, will perform traditional Caddo songs and dances at 6 p.m. Oct. 2 at the Stone Fort Museum on the Stephen F. Austin State University campus. An informal dinner and the dance performance are free of charge.

A video documentary, "The Removal of Caddo Indians from their Ancient Homelands," will be screened in the museum throughout the evening.

"Our club is made up of very strong Caddo dance, historical and crafts persons, and we thought it would be important to be more visible and accessible to those institutions and associations in the Ark-La-Tex area that have an interest in us," said Phil Cross, producer of the documentary. "We're expanding our contacts and improving on them, and now our website offers things that would otherwise go unseen by the public."

The Caddo Culture Club was established to preserve and teach the Caddo Indian culture and traditions. The club has appeared at universities, public schools, civic clubs, historical societies and museums throughout the United States performing dances and providing accurate information about Caddo history and modern activities. Information about the club is available at www.caddocultureclub.com.

"The Club's Princess, Maxine Watan, invites the public to join the group in learning and sharing Caddo tradition at the museum or when they perform earlier in the day at the Caddo Mounds State Historic Site in Alto," said Carolyn Spears, Stone Fort Museum curator.

For more information, call the Stone Fort Museum at (936) 468-2408, e-mail stonefort@sfasu.edu or visit www.sfasu.edu/stonefort.