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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