American Indian Heritage Day
Saturday, November 10, 2007
10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Bring a sack lunch and spend the day at the Funk Heritage Center. This event honors American’s first people. This is a free public event! See the film The Cherokee Legacy: Trail of Tears At 10 a.m. and 1:15 p.m., this award-winning film will be shown in our theater. It chronicles the hardships endured by the Southeast American Indians in the 1830s. Film star James Earl Jones narrates the story with emphasis on the removal of the Cherokees to Oklahoma. Learn how the Native Americans lost their land rights and were forced to move to Indian Territory in the winter of 1838-1839. The film is shown by permission of Rich-Heape Films, Inc. Seating is limited to 50 visitors for each showing.
At 10 a.m. the Mountain Stewards will give an interesting presentation on their Trail Tree Project: Are bent trees along mountain paths the living relics of a lost civilization? Check out their website at www.mountainstewards.org and come on November 10 to learn more about his project.
At 11 a.m., Bob Andrew will give a presentation on American Indian historical sites. Travel into the past with this author and photographer as he takes you across America in search of ancient monuments and architecture.
Visit http://www.reinhardt.edu/funkheritage/events.htm for more details and information.