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USM, Sacred Heart students celebrate Native American Ways Day

HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) -

Dozens of students from Hattiesburg's Sacred Heart Catholic School gathered with members of Southern Miss' Golden Eagle Intertribal Society Student Organization Friday for a second annual celebration of American Indian culture.

The Native American Ways Day was a hands-on experience for fourth graders from Sacred Heart, who learned how to make drums and baskets and also played traditional games popular in American Indian communities.

They also learned about local plants and how native cultures used them for food and medicine.

In addition, a traditional celebration was held to mark the 10th anniversary of the Medicine Wheel Garden, which is located behind the university's International Building.

It includes many trees and plants native to Mississippi and other parts of the South.

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