WASHINGTON, May 18 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Madeleine and T. Boone Pickens will host a celebration of America's Heritage at The Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian, Independence Avenue Southwest & 6th St SW (Entrance to event on Maryland Avenue between 3rd and Independence) on May 20th, 2010 at 7:00PM.
The event promises to be one of the most exciting evenings of the season attended by more than 350 guests including some of the most prominent Native American tribal leaders. The highlight of the night will be the presentation of seven wild Mustangs outside of the museum, and one of them will be presented inside the museum. These horses have been such an important part of Native American culture.
"Boone and I are honored to be hosting this important event at the Museum which has so graciously opened its doors to us, joining us in celebrating America's Heritage and honoring the Horse Nation," said Madeleine Pickens. "We recognize the horses we are presenting for the significant role they played in the history of our beautiful country," she said.
The evening will also feature entertainment by GRAMMY nominee and eight-time Native American Music Awards winner, Jana Mashonee. This extraordinarily gifted artist is also the head of the Jana's Kids Foundation, a nonprofit organization, which helps Native youth achieve their dreams through its programs and scholarship awards.
There will be a special tribute in honor of America's service veterans, especially those of Native American descent. Both military and Native American color guards will participate in the Presentation of the Colors accompanied by the United States Navy Band.
Other performances will include singer and actress Katharine McPhee and opera singer Josh Page. The duo will perform David Foster's "The Prayer." Mr. Foster is a board member of Madeleine Pickens' foundation, Saving America's Mustangs. For more information on the Saving America's Mustangs Foundation, go to: www.savingamericasmustangs.org.
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SOURCE Saving America's Mustangs