TUNKHANNOCK — The Dietrich Theater will host a free showing of “Peoples of the Susquehanna,” a documentary film produced by WVIA Public Media and Bucknell University, at 11 a.m. Saturday, March 24. The one-hour program examines the history, cultures and traditions of the Native Americans of the Susquehanna River watershed.
Free tickets will be available at the door. For information, call 570-996-1500.
The film features prehistoric tribes, whose existence more than 1,000 years ago can still be discovered up and down the river from New York State to the west branch to the Chesapeake Bay. Filmgoers will get to know the later tribes of the Eastern Woodlands, the Susquehannocks, the Lenni Lenape and the Six Nations of the Iroquois Confederacy.
In the film, leaders, artists, teachers and citizens of the Lenni Lenape and Iroquois Confederacy share their traditions and philosophies.
A question and answer discussion, led by Chris Norton of WVIA, will follow the movie. Also participating will be Kris Henderson, David Buck, of the Endless Mountains Heritage Region (EMHR); and Hickory Edwards, of the Onondaga tribe.
The showing is sponsored by WVIA, EMHR and the theater.