Friday, September 10, 2010

Nationally Recognized “Buffalo Creek Dancers” to Perform at SRAC

Buffalo Creek Dancers

The Seneca Buffalo Creek Dance Group began in 1988 and is well known for being very proficient in their traditional Iroquois Social Dances. Many of the dancers in this group have won dance competitions for their particular categories at Pow Wow's across the country. Respected by Natives and non-Natives, the Buffalo Creek Dancers perform at many schools, colleges, festivals, and Pow Wows throughout the United States and Canada. On October 2nd from 3-4pm, the Buffalo Creek Dancers will perform at SRAC’s 7th annual “DrumBeats Through Time” event at 345 Broad St., Waverly, NY.

Doors open at 1pm for the DrumBeats event, and the educational programming begins at 1:30pm with a unique archaeological presentation by Dr. DeeAnne Wymer, from Bloomsburg University. This presentation is titled, "The Burning Tree Mastodon: Death...and the Ice Ages!" Dr. Wymer will describe and discuss how ancient Paleoindians hunted and killed a mastodon excavated in Newark Ohio in 1990, how it became preserved in the bottom of a small cold glacial pond, and what insights the research has given us into the world of 11,400 years ago at the end of the last ice age. The life...and death of this creature...reveal a remarkable story that was covered in the National Geographic, the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and other numerous media outlets.

SRAC’s Deb Twigg states, “We like to close the DrumBeats Through Time event each year with Native American dancers, and we are lucky to have gotten the very best group, the Buffalo Creek Dancers from the Seneca Nation, because they are so popular that their schedules are filled for most of the year. I hope the community comes out to experience the unique and free celebration that we put on at SRAC every year in celebration of our Native Indian past.”

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