Caddo Culture Day

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Caddo Mounds Burial MoundAlto, Texas-  Caddo Mounds State Historic Site invites the public to participate in their Caddo Culture Day event. Experience Caddo history and culture through a variety of activities, including performances of Caddo Indian music and dance. Try your hand at making stone tools and throwing the atlatl. Enjoy Indian tacos, guided tours, American Indian exhibits, jewelry, beadwork, and other presentations and exhibits.

Cameras are permitted and lawn chairs are encouraged. Activities are scheduled for SAturday, April 9, from 10a.m. – 3 p.m. Fun for all ages! Free admission, donations to the Friends of Caddo Mounds, Inc. are appreciated.

For more information contact CMSHS Interpreter Rachel Galan at 936.858.3218, or caddo-mounds@thc.state.tx.us.

 

 Caddo Mounds SHS, 1649 State Hwy 21 west, Alto, Texas. The site is located 6 miles west of Alto, and approximately 30 minutes from Lufkin, Nacogdoches, Jacksonville and Crockett, Texas. Call 936-858-3218 for directions or additional information.

BACKGROUND: Caddo Mounds State Historic Site, a Texas Historical Commission property, is the remains of a large village and ceremonial center built by a group of Caddo Indians known as the Hasinai more than 1,200 years ago on the prairie overlooking the Neches River. Located along the historic El Camino Real de los Tejas, the site presents the culture and customs of the Caddo people through intriguing exhibits, displays and the preserved burial and ceremonial mounds. For more information visit www.visitcaddomounds.com.

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