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Hattiesburg area students get lesson in Native American culture

Students watch performance at Pow Wow School Day Students watch performance at Pow Wow School Day
HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) -

More than 200 K-12 students from the Hattiesburg area were given a fun lesson in Native American culture Friday.

The 10th annual Golden Eagle Intertribal Pow Wow kicked off Friday with a school day for students. They were introduced to many cultural aspects of Native American traditions. The students were read stories in the native Choctaw language as characters acted them out. They were also introduced to native music, dance, crafts, and food.

"We're trying to bring more awareness to the campus life," said Danielle Isaac, Golden Eagle Intertribal Club. "Pow Wow is one of our main events we have to do that."

The Pow Wow goes on for two days with gourd dancing Friday and Saturday, the grand Entry Friday night, and live entertainment with a Native American band Saturday at noon.

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