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Heritage And Culture In Native American Day

Martin Pate
Painting currently displayed at Union Museum of History and Art

Activities and demonstrations recognize the region's Native American culture in a weekend event.

Native American Day is hosted at Lake D'Arbonne State Park Saturday.

Guests can enjoy seeing dance, craft, and food demonstrations sharing the historic culture.  "We're just intrigued that these people were here thousands of year ago, and left some remnant that we can study and explore today," said Jean Jones, board member with the Union Museum of History and Art.

The park's event coincides with "Tracing the Indians of Early Union Parish", a exhibit series at the museum.

An upcoming event at the museum showcases the Native American history of the area.  On Saturday, September 19 at 2 p.m., James Harty presents a talk on three prehistoric sites of Union Parish.  It is a free discussion and open to the public.  

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