Native American Myths and Legends Storytelling

Storytelling is one of the oral cultural traditions of tribes from coast to coast.  On Saturday, January 12, 2019, the Mitchell Museum will host Joyce Miller-Bean for a family storytelling program on American Indian Myths and Legends.

Joyce Miller-Bean is Afro- American and Native American of the Mvskoke-Creek tribal nation. Joyce has been a professional storyteller for over thirty years. Joyce has twice been the official storyteller for the Illinois State Library at the Illinois State Fair as well as having been one of the storytellers in a PBS television series called “Story Barn”. She has done multicultural storytelling for multiple branches of the Chicago Public Library, as well as stories at Chicago Public Schools.

Joyce's storytelling repertoire includes classic tales from Aesop to Shakespeare, ghostly tales, and many types of ethnic folklore. Join us for her adaptation of base-mythology and legends from a variety of tribal nations which appear in American Indian Myths and Legends by Richard Erdoes.

For more information, contact the museum at 847-475-1030. Jan. 12, 2:00pm-2:45pm.

Fee: $12/$10 members.


Jan 12 2019 - 2:00pm