Southeastern Indian Festival

Teaching the culture
By JOSH FRYE News Staff Writer Students from area schools got a glimpse into the lives of Southeastern Native American tribes last week as the Poarch Creek Indians held its annual Southeastern Indian Festival. School hours were held Wednesday and Thursday, April 4 and 5, and Friday until 2 p.m., April 6. The festival was open to the public Friday, from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Students were treated to…
Festival showcases culture and history
Poarch Band of Creek Indians hosted its sixth annual Southeastern Indian Festival, showcasing Native American culture and history, April 4-6, at the PowWow grounds. Several hours on each of the three-day event were reserved for students with time for the public on two of the days. Shown, Pia Gorme, far left, joins in a traditional Native American dance. News photo by Ditto Gorme
Perdido E/M students enjoy educational day at Poarch
By GERRI MCDONALD Special to Atmore News Students in second grade through eighth grade from Perdido Elementary/Middle School enjoyed their day at Poarch Friday, April 6, learning about the culture of our Native Americans. One of the favorite events was listening to a Cherokee “storyteller” from Oklahoma, who shared the legend of the five friends who ultimately formed the Big Dipper and our Pine Trees. The lesson of the story was…