The Stone Fort Museum is hosting an informal dinner and dance on October 2 beginning at 6p.m. The Caddo Culture Club from Oklahoma will perform traditional Caddo songs and dances on the Museum’s lawn. A video documentary, The Removal of Caddo Indians from their Ancient Homelands, produced by Phil Cross will be screened in the Museum’s education room throughout the evening. The dinner and dance performance are free of charge.
The Caddo Culture Club is a non-profit group organized under the Caddo Nation of Oklahoma and was established many years ago in an effort to preserve and teach the Caddo Indian culture and traditions. They have 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. The Club’s Princess, Maxine Watan, invites the public to join the group in learning and sharing Caddo tradition.
According to club member Phil Cross, “Our club is made up of very strong Caddo dance, historical, and crafts persons that we thought would be important to be more visible and accessible to those institutions and associations in the ArkLaTex area that have an interest in us. So we're expanding our contacts and improving on them and now our website offers things that would otherwise go unseen to the public.” To view the Club’s site, direct your browser to www.caddocultureclub.com.