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Lloyd Arneach

Sunday, November 13, 2016 @ 4:00 pm
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Lloyd Arneach, an enrolled member of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians, shares stories that range from the “old stories” of the Cherokee traditions and from his personal experiences, to contemporary and historical events; from creation stories to behind the scenes of Dances with Wolves. He tells stories of different Native Americans: Floyd Red Crow Westerman; Billy Mills, an Olympic champion; a young Cree Indian girl with no stories to tell; and a postmaster on the Papago Reservation. He shares historical stories from a variety of Native American tribes with a style that is humorous, informative, and extremely moving.

Arneach was born and reared on the Cherokee Reservation in Cherokee, North Carolina. He learned his first legends from two storytelling uncles, David and George Owl, on the reservation. His father was Vice-Chief of the Eastern Band, his mother was the first woman ever elected to the Tribal Council, and his grandmother (Lula Owl Gloyne) was a Beloved Woman of the tribe. Born and raised on the Qualla Boundary, Lloyd Arneach attended Guilford College and served in the United States military, including a year in Vietnam. In 1967, he moved to Atlanta, and from 1970 to 1990, Arneach traveled throughout the state of Georgia, lecturing on Cherokee history and culture in his spare time while working for AT&T’s computer department. In 1990, he added storytelling to his presentations on culture and history, and in 1993 he began a full-time career as both storyteller and historian. Today, he lives back in Cherokee, and he continues to share his stories with communities and at events throughout the United States.

PineCone and the NC Museum of History will be collecting canned food for the Food Bank of Central & Eastern NC at this performance. For the past several years, PineCone and the Museum have held a food drive in conjunction with the December Music of the Carolinas concert; this year, in the wake of Hurricane Matthew, we are extending the food drive. In addition to collecting food at this program, the Museum will collect food through Dec. 22!

There are nearly 650,000 people in central and eastern NC who are food insecure, meaning they are unable to consistently access nutritious and adequate amounts of food necessary for an active and healthy life. One third of these are children. You can help by bringing at least two cans of food to this concert, and/or to the concert with Mary D. Williams on Dec. 11. Child-friendly items such as pop-top cans, cereal bars, fruit cups, and peanut butter, along with canned fruits and vegetables, canned beans and soup, whole grain pasta and rice. As recovery from Hurricane Matthew continues, non-food essentials such as hygiene items, household items, and paper products are particularly needed. View the Food Bank’s complete list of most needed items

If you prefer to donate money directly to the Food Bank, you can donate via the Food Bank’s website, or send a check to Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina, Attn: Accounting, 3808 Tarheel Drive, Raleigh, NC 27609. For every dollar donated, the Food Bank can provide $10 worth of food or five meals. Thank you for joining us in giving back to our shared community! Learn more about the Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina


Street parking is free on weekends in downtown Raleigh, and the lot across Wilmington Street from the Museum is also free on the weekend. Learn more about parking options in downtown Raleigh

A ramp from Edenton Street provides access to the Museum’s main entrance. A ramp is also available from Jones Street. Wheelchairs for interior use are available free of charge at the Museum information desk. The Museum entrance that is closest to the auditorium is a staircase that leads up to glass doors on Edenton Street.

Large print program notes and assisted listening devices will be available. Sign language interpreters can be available with at least one week’s notice. Please contact the Museum to arrange for these accommodations: 919-807-7900, or call PineCone’s office at 919-664-8333 x103. Learn more about accessibility at PineCone events

And don’t miss Lloyd Arneach and other American Indian performers at the NC Museum of History’s 21st American Indian Heritage Celebration on Saturday, November 19, from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.!


Sunday, November 13, 2016
4:00 pm
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Daniels Auditorium
5 E Edenton St
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