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Red Hawk Singers and Dancers to Perform at Plimoth Patuxet Museums

Presented as part of Plimoth Patuxet Museums' Yearlong Series: Indigenous Voices: Celebrating 50 Years of Plimoth Patuxet’s Wampanoag Indigenous Program

Plimoth Patuxet Museums is delighted to present a performance by the Red Hawk Singers and Dancers on Tuesday evening, August 22, from 6:30 – 7:30 pm at Plimoth Patuxet Museums. This event will take place in the Museum’s Amelia S. Peabody Pavilion as part of Indigenous Voices: Celebrating 50 Years of Plimoth Patuxet Museums’ Wampanoag Indigenous Program, a series of events celebrating the Program’s legacy of introducing regional Indigenous history and culture to millions of guests from around the US and the world. From Wampanoag drumming and dancing, to lectures and traditional storytelling, the anniversary programs reflect the Museum’s ongoing commitment to inclusivity, as the Museum helps to preserve the 17th-century lifeways of a vibrant culture that continues to thrive today. The series is supported by the Town of Plymouth Promotions Fund.

Since 1996, the Red Hawk Singers and Dancers have been one of the United States’ leading Native American performance groups. They have traveled the world to promote their message of Indigenous values and to make true connections to many different cultures, communities, groups and organizations. The Red Hawk Singers and Dancers provide a variety of formats to share the ways of the Wampanoag people. Each presentation is an educational program that includes song, dance, and teachings about the virtues of humility, respect, identity and self-care.

The Red Hawk Singers and Dancers’ mission statement reads: “We want the world to hear our trials and tribulations. To be indigenous is to be one with Mother Earth; to give before we take. We believe one of our greatest virtues is humility, the way of listening before we speak and always remembering that knowledge is our power. Vast knowledge of our history and culture amazes and inspires. Our ways of cleansing the Mind, Body, and Soul are inspirational.”

Brad Lopes (Aquinnah Wampanoag), the Museum’s Director of Wampanoag and Indigenous Interpretation and Training, said, “We’re delighted and honored to feature this performance as part of our series this year. Dance and music, connected to our longstanding traditions and constantly evolving, are essential to the expression and vitality of Indigenous peoples from this region and across the globe. It’s a wonderful way to celebrate the beautiful culture of today’s Wampanoag communities, especially in this milestone year.”

This event is free to the public. Advance registration is required. Please note that this event will take place outdoors overlooking the Eel River at the Museum’s Amelia Peabody Pavilion. Guests are encouraged to bring a folding chair or blanket for lawn seating.

Registration is open first to Museum members on July 24 at 9:00 a.m. at this link https://redhawksingersanddance...;

On July 31 at 9:00 a.m., registration opens to the general public at this link https://redhawksingersanddance...;

For more information about the 50th anniversary, visit https://plimoth.org/events. Please follow Plimoth Patuxet on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram to see glimpses from the archives and today highlighting the Museum’s 75-year history and the many people who have made the Wampanoag Indigenous Program a success.

Red hawk singers dancers

CheeNulka Pocknett (Mashpee Wampanoag), leader of the Red Hawk Singers and Dancers. Image Courtesy of Marcia Geier.

This event is free to the public. Advance registration is required. Please note that this event will take place outdoors overlooking the Eel River at the Museum’s Amelia Peabody Pavilion. Guests are encouraged to bring a folding chair or blanket for lawn seating.

Registration is open first to Museum members on July 24 at 9:00 a.m. at this link https://redhawksingersanddance...;

On July 31 at 9:00 a.m., registration opens to the general public at this link https://redhawksingersanddance...;

For more information about the 50th anniversary, visit https://plimoth.org/events. Please follow Plimoth Patuxet on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram to see glimpses from the archives and today highlighting the Museum’s 75-year history and the many people who have made the Wampanoag Indigenous Program a success.

About Plimoth Patuxet

Through powerful personal experiences of history, Plimoth Patuxet tells the stories of the Wampanoag people and the English colonists who created a new society – in collaboration and in conflict – in the 1600s. Major exhibits include Mayflower, the historic Patuxet Wampanoag Homesite, the 17th-Century English Village, and the Plimoth Grist Mill. Located less than an hour’s drive south of Boston, and 15 minutes north of Cape Cod, the Museum is open daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., seven days a week. A private, 501(c)(3) not-for-profit educational institution, the Museum is supported by admission fees, donations, memberships, and revenue from a variety of educational programming, dining and gift shops. Plimoth Patuxet is a Smithsonian Institution Affiliate and receives support from the Massachusetts Cultural Council, private foundations, corporations, and local businesses. For more information, visit www.plimoth.org. Follow the Museum on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter and Mayflower on Facebook and Instagram.