• Stan Long, principal chief Cherokee Tribe Alabama, tells the story of the discovery of the flute during the U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command/Army Forces Strategic Command's Native American Heritage Month observance at the command's Redstone Arsenal, Ala., headquarters Nov. 13.

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    Stan Long, principal chief Cherokee Tribe Alabama, tells the story of the discovery of the flute during the U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command/Army Forces Strategic Command's Native American Heritage Month observance at the command's Redstone...

  • Lt. Gen. David Mann, commanding general, U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command/Army Forces Strategic Command, left, greets Greg Drowning Bear, who is a guest speaker at the Native American Heritage Month observance at the command's Redstone Arsenal, Ala., headquarters Nov. 13.

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    Lt. Gen. David Mann, commanding general, U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command/Army Forces Strategic Command, left, greets Greg Drowning Bear, who is a guest speaker at the Native American Heritage Month observance at the command's Redstone...

  • Tisha Crespin, U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command/Army Forces Strategic Command employee, performs a cleansing ceremony at the beginning of the Native American Heritage Month observance at the command's Redstone Arsenal, Ala., headquarters Nov. 13.

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    Tisha Crespin, U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command/Army Forces Strategic Command employee, performs a cleansing ceremony at the beginning of the Native American Heritage Month observance at the command's Redstone Arsenal, Ala., headquarters...

REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command/Army Forces Strategic Command employees participated in Native American Heritage Month observance at the command's Redstone Arsenal headquarters Nov. 13.

Guest speakers at the event were Stan Long, principal chief Cherokee Tribe Alabama, and Greg Drowning Bear, a Cherokee Indian fluent in the tribe's language.

Long played a Native American flute for attendees, and Drowning Bear shared Cherokee language and culture.

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