• Michael "Tall Bear" Mann, 10, describes the design and construction of a traditional tipi lodge for Pierce Terrace Elementary Students.

    School events honor Native Americans

    Michael "Tall Bear" Mann, 10, describes the design and construction of a traditional tipi lodge for Pierce Terrace Elementary Students.

  • Ethan Gregg, 7, models a Native American headdress as Susan "White Lily" Little, from the Stockbridge Munsee Band of the Mohicans, describes how different headdresses are made and why they are worn by members of various tribes. The Mohican tribe is one of 20 tribes represented in the "Circle of Native Americans," whose members visited Pierce Terrace Monday and C.C. Pinckney Elementary School Tuesday.

    School events honor Native Americans

    Ethan Gregg, 7, models a Native American headdress as Susan "White Lily" Little, from the Stockbridge Munsee Band of the Mohicans, describes how different headdresses are made and why they are worn by members of various tribes. The Mohican tribe is one...

  • Susan "White Lily" Little, from the Stockbridge Munsee Band of the Mohicans, and her granddaughter, Dyani "Of the Deer" Mann, 13, describe the customs and traditions of the tribe to Pierce Terrace Elementary School students Tuesday.

    School events honor Native Americans

    Susan "White Lily" Little, from the Stockbridge Munsee Band of the Mohicans, and her granddaughter, Dyani "Of the Deer" Mann, 13, describe the customs and traditions of the tribe to Pierce Terrace Elementary School students Tuesday.

FORT JACKSON, S.C. -- Students at C.C. Pinckney and Pierce Terrace Elementary schools received a glimpse of the customs and culture of Native Americans during Native American Heritage Month events at the schools last week.

Members of the "Circle of Native Americans" met with students to describe various Native American customs and traditions. Members also recreated elements of an Indian village, including a tipi and a spirit circle.

The group will also perform during a post luncheon, which is scheduled for 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., today, at the Officers' Club.

The "Circle of Native Americans" will entertain with traditional dances, and the post museum will present a display. The theme for this year is "Confronting the challenges that face our nation."

The guest speaker is Marcy Hayden, Native American Affairs coordinator for the S.C. Commission for Minority Affairs.

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