Photographer Amy Morris attended the Inaugural Muscogee-Creek Native American Art Fair in Phenix City, AL over the May 30th weekend, and brought back some images for us. A group of Muscogee artists, singers, storytellers, and historians were welcomed home to Russell County from Oklahoma, and guests enjoyed storytelling, dancing, flute making demonstrations, bow making, basket weaving, jewelry design, and cooking of traditional foods. Around 2,000 people turned out, and it’s sure to grow into a big event in the coming years.
Muscogee-Creek Nation, Chumsey Harjo (center) from Henryetta, OK is invited to sing lead for a round in a stomp dance demonstration. Amy Morris/Cira Photograpy
Jeremy Bryant the Entakpala (Stick Man), Florida Creek, gives an educational speech about stomp dancing at the Muscogee-Creek Native American Art Fair in Phenix City, AL. Amy Morris/Cira Photography
Stomp dance coordinator, Chris Tame Adams and 3 year-old son Cameron, Poarch Creek tribal members speak to the audience before the stomp dance demo begins. Amy Morris/Cira Photography
A marker explains the ancient Muscogee tale of a monster called Tie-Snake that lived at this bend of the Chattahoochee river in Phenix City, AL. Amy Morris/Cira Photography
Bill Harjo, a Muscogee-Creek Nation artist with S & L Native American Gallery, is seen here creating a made to order beaded necklace for a festival guest. Amy Morris/Cira Photography
An educational, primitive, encampment is presented by GoNativeNow.com featuring Little Big Mountain (Southern Plains Comanche) and Laura Alcorn. Amy Morris/Cira Photography
Closing the successful festival with a final stomp dance demonstration located on the beautiful Phenix City Riverwalk in Alabama. Amy Morris/Cira Photography