Colonial Williamsburg highlights American Indians’ role in founding USA

Colonial Williamsburg is putting on a special program that highlights the role American Indians’ played in founding the United States.

Colonial Williamsburg will showcase the role of American Indians through a special one-time performance featuring Native American actors Wes Studi (Dances with Wolves, The Last of the Mohicans,  Avatar) and Irene Bedard (Pocahontas) to celebrate the Cherokee Nation’s peacekeeping efforts during the Revolution.  The program is being put on as as part of Cherokee Week.

The performance, which takes place on July 21 ,is entitled ‘Beloved Woman’ and portrays the Cherokee tribe divided by the competing Virginians and British at the beginning of the Revolution and the brokerage of peace by the chief’s niece and Williamsburg colonists. An interactive Q+A session will follow the performance and those that can’t attend can tweet or Facebook their questions as well.

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