Native American Day - November 9, 2013
November is Native American month and each year, the Funk Heritage Center holds a free public event to honor Georgia's first residents.
The Bennett History Museum will be open at no charge all day, and pioneer interpreters will welcome visitors to the historic log cabins in the Appalachian Settlement from 10 a.m. until 12 noon.
Scouts of all ages including Girl Scouts, Daisies, Brownies, Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts can enjoy touring the museum and learning about the Southeastern Indians. All scouts in uniform will receive a free hot dog and drink.
This year we will commemorate the 175th anniversary of the Trail of Tears when Cherokee Indians in Georgia were forced to leave their homes in 1838. There will be a 20 minute film on the topic shown throughout the day. Jeff Bishop, the President of the Georgia Chapter of the Trail of Tears, will provide a special program at 1 p.m. in the theater. He will talk about how archaeology has documented various Georgia forts where the Cherokee people were held until they were relocated to their new home in Oklahoma.
Pictured below, at a past Native American Day, Cub Scouts learned about the Southeastern Indians from volunteer Bob Andrew. They also touring the Bennett History Museum and playing Native American games.
Admission Fee for Native American Day
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