Eric Runningpath is a professional Native American dancer who produces and performs traditional Indian dance. Mr Runningpath is a member of the Navajo Nation, and has traveled throughout the world as a cultural spokesman and ambassador for Native Americans and Alaskans.
Alex Ravenfeather (Cherokee/adopted Lakota) and Robert Spalding (Cherokee) began their collaboration in 2004 and have been performing to appreciative audiences soon thereafter. They have performed at Native American powwows and gatherings, corporate events, fine dining establishments and benefits including “Dinner in the Canyons” benefiting the Agua Caliente Museum in Palm Springs.
Blending traditional Native American flute music with a wide range of modern musical genres including folk, jazz pop, rock, blues, country, new age and world, Ravenfeather and Spalding take a minimalist approach (Native American wood flute and acoustic guitar or acoustic piano, with or without vocals, to create a truly unique music style which transcends categorization and that has been warmly received by listeners of all ages and walks of life.
On a bed of sand with the opening facing to the eastern Gods different colored sun Gods and dropping sand onto sand, draws symbols within the three sided border. The traditional five sacred sand colors are used. An information display informs guest on the spirituality of Native Americans and their belief in the powers of mother nature, as well as information on geography and methodologies of the American Indians.
Native Indians use sand paintings as an offering to the spirit Gods in exchange for blessings on their crops, as well as healings from the medicine man.
Requirements: well lit 8′ x 6′ area, drop cord, heater if outside.
Dating back hundreds of years this ancient method of arrowhead making is kept alive by an authentic Cahuilla Indian. Using leather hand protectors, a long pin is used to break off small pieces of flint from obsidian, or other hard stone. This unique demonstration of Indian hunting tools entertains as well as informs. Guests may choose from various pre-mades on display.
The legend of the Native American Dream Catcher may vary, but it is believe that good dreams slip through the web and into the sleeper during the night while bad dreams become caught in the web and are perished by morning light.
Dating from the Anasazi period skilled craftswomen use the traditional material rush, a woody shrub, to interweave intricate checkered designs to form functional baskets and cradles. Various finished items are displayed while the weaver works on a current piece.