Oklahoma: Dozens of Muskogee students from Irving Elementary and Creek Elementary recently learned Cherokee customs at the Cherokee Heritage Center.
The 17 youngsters were all of Native American ancestry and in the Indian Education program. Each had a checklist of things to accomplish at the heritage center:
Learn two Cherokee words.
Listen to a storyteller.
Play Cherokee marbles.
Weave a basket.
Pinch a pot. (pottery)
Participate in weaving.
Watch a bow demonstration.
“They were very excited,” she said. “... We hope they’ll learn more about traditional Indian culture. They’re eager to learn more about the customs of the native way.”
Little said each student would be awarded an arrowhead when they finished the items on their checklist.
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Greg is proud of his Native heritage and was looking forward to one event in particular.
Trevor said the field trip was going better than he expected, and he was very impressed