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Year of North American Indigenous Peoples Presents Speaker Richard Thornton


Native American Pottery
Win this bowl! See event listing for details.

Tomorrow, September 30 at 6 p.m. in the Funk Heritage Center, the "Year Of" Committee will host speaker Richard Thornton who is in the Perdido Bay Muskogee (Creek) Indian Tribe of Georgia and Florida.

He will speak on the rich heritage of Northwest Georgia and the many places within walking distance of Reinhardt College where the Creek people and other tribal groups used to live, hunt, fish and gather materials. As his talk will be interesting and one that is related to the local area, the community is invited and encouraged to attend this free event.

Special Giveaway
Thornton will also have a drawing for a special giveaway for those who can answer:

This was a large town in the Georgia mountains that was split in half by a stream. The commoners lived on one side of the stream, while the elite, government bureaucracy and professional soldiers lived on the other. What was name of this town and where was it located?

The winner of the drawing will receive a bowl that was specially-made from two colors of raw clay from Cherokee and Pickens County. It portrays the "Long-nosed Rain God," which is associated with Maya religion but whose image has also been found in Georgia.

For more information about this event, please contact Michael Martinez, director of the Hill Freeman Library and Spruill Learning Center and chair of the Year Of Committee, at or 770-720-5995.

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