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'Sunday with a Scientist' to explore Native American life Oct. 17

Mark Awakuni-Swetland describing the use of the chokecherry lacing pins for buttoning up the front of the tipi to his Omaha language class on the lawn east of Memorial Stadium in 2004.
Mark Awakuni-Swetland describing the use of the chokecherry lacing pins for buttoning up the front of the tipi to his Omaha language class on the lawn east of Memorial Stadium in 2004.

The University of Nebraska State Museum will present a program for children and families about traditional Native American life on the Great Plains as part of its Sunday with a Scientist series, 1:30-4:30 p.m., Oct. 17 at Morrill Hall.

The program, "Native Americans: Tipi Life on the Prairie's Edge," will be led by Mark Awakuni-Swetland, associate professor of anthropology and ethnic studies. Visitors can view and learn about a modern 14-foot tipi, along with late 19th- to early 20th-century furnishings, clothing, tools and games.

Sunday with a Scientist is a series of presentations that highlights the work of museum scientists and those from other departments and institutions, while educating children and families on a variety of topics related to science and natural history. Presenters share scientific information in a fun and informal way through talks, demonstrations and activities, or by conducting their science on site. Sunday with a Scientist programs are the third Sunday of each month through December.

For more information, go to http://www.museum.unl.edu or call 472-3779.

More details at: http://go.unl.edu/t8h