Fort Lee celebrates Native American Heritage
By T. Anthony Bell
November 21, 2012
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Patrick "Little Wolf" Brooks, an Army veteran who has received three Purple Heart commendations, proudly salutes an audience full of Soldiers during the Native American Heritage Month observance Friday in the Petroleum and Water Department auditorium. Brooks, who was not able to continue his military service as a result of his multiple injuries, said he would "trade it all" to have another opportunity to serve in an Army uniform.
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Terry Price performs a hunting dance with the Youghtanund Drummers and Singers group, pictured above, during the Native American Heritage Month observance here Friday. The group showed how Native American music and dance typically reflect everyday life events like hunting, healing, love and good fortune. As the event drew to a close, the audience took part in a circle dance that celebrates the spirit of community.
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Abigail McGowan enjoys the Native American Heritage Month observance here Friday with an appropriately dressed doll that she just received for her sixth birthday a couple of weeks ago. The NAHM observance took place in the Petroleum and Water Department auditorium.
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Staff Sgt. Petrona Gasper, a Quartermaster Soldier, reads a short history and proclamation for the NAHM observance.
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Alichia Gear performs a "healing" dance during the Native American Heritage Month observance here Friday. Gear is part of the Youghtanund Drummers and Singers, a group comprised of members from the Meherrin, Cherokee, Chickahominy, Upper Mattaponi, Haliwa, Saponi and Appamattuck tribes.
FORT LEE, Va. (Nov. 21, 2012) -- Members of the Fort Lee community were treated to dancing and entertainment during the Native American Heritage Month observance here Friday. The event included the Youghtanund Drummers and Singers, a group comprised of members from the Meherrin, Cherokee, Chickahominy, Upper Mattaponi, Haliwa, Saponi and Appamattuck tribes.
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