A collection of images and other items from Disneyland, theme parks and other amusement parks. Also look for images and items I find interesting, amusing or both.
Tuesday, May 13, 2008
Bead Workers Booth Indian Village
The Indian Village was not only scene to the Native American dances, but also had displays showing typical life and activities of the Native American tribes. One of the displays was for a bead weaver. I believe the weaver would be working and talking to guests at the same time, similar to the characters at Colonial Williamsburg or any other historical site. I wonder how many kids who went to Disneyland then went on to Anthropology or History careers after being exposed to the historical displays? How many scientists were influenced by the Monsanto displays (both the 1955 and the 1967 versions)? Now Disneyland has to have entertainment value instead of infotainment value. The California film in California Adventure is being removed to be replaced by a cartoon ride. At least Innoventions may be receiving a make over to make it more relevant.