Lauren Rogers Museum of Art hosts Choctaw Day

Lauren Rogers Museum of Art hosts Choctaw Day

LAUREL, MS (WDAM) - Kids from across the Pine Belt  visited the Lauren Rogers Museum of Art for its annual Choctaw Day.

This event teaches students about Choctaw culture and enriches their art education experience.

The kids and teachers viewed the Native American basket collection and participated by making their own beaded necklaces and sampled fried bread, which was prepared by local Choctaw ladies.

Angie King, education coordinator for the museum, said the students always look forward to this event.

"They really love the dancing when the dancers pull them in to dance and to participate," King said. "I can always tell if I'm inside the museum that it's that time because they get very lively. They are in awe of the tiny baskets and they generally are very interested and have a good time."

The Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians is the only Federally-recognized American Indian tribe living in the state of Mississippi.