All families are invited for this evening Pow Wow. Parents, grandparents and friends are invited and encouraged to join us for this educational, exciting presentation and demonstration.
Wednesday, November 30th – 6:00-7:30pm
There will be face painting, historical story telling, campfire pan and traditional dancing. Please bring some money for a souvenir at the trading post.
Light snacks provided by the MPTO.
About Jimmy Sawgrass
Jim Sawgrass is a native Floridian and a member of the Muskogee Creek Indian Tribe. He served on the Florida Indian Council from 1991 to 1995. Sawgrass has been sharing his knowledge of the Southeastern Native American tribes for over 25 years.
As a child, he was always interested in history, building forts, and exploring the woods and swamps. The outdoors was always, and continues to be a big part of his life.
He became more involved with his Native American heritage by attending powwows, Native festivals, and historical reenactments. He learned more about Native culture and history from the many elders, outdoors-men, and reenactors he was surrounded by. He became an Eagle Scout and applies his scouting skills to this day.
In 1988, Sawgrass began presenting programs professionally on Native American history and started the “Deep Forest Historical Native American Programs”. Since then, he has performed at places like schools, powwows, state and national parks, Disney, Epcot, Sea World, New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festivals and many other places around the U.S.