December 5, 2020

BOC proclaims November as National Native American Heritage Month

(Franklin, GA) — Native American Heritage Week began in 1976 and recognition was expanded when Congress and President George Bush in August 1990, designating the month of November as National Native American Indian Heritage Month.

Members of the James Stewart Chapter, NSDAR, were present for the recent signing of a proclamation by Heard County Commission Chairman, Lee Boone.

Standing (L-R): Judy Miller, Carla Brown, and Paige Harrod observe the signing by Chairman Lee Boone (Not pictured: Julia Saint and Pamela Lyle)

Chairman Boone will be the featured speaker in their upcoming chapter meeting and will be discussing the Indian culture that once existed in Heard County.

Heard County has a rich history with the Creek Indians.

The Creek Nation held the land in Heard County until it was lost in the Treaty of Indian Springs in 1825.

These Native Americans were gathered and relocated to what is now Oklahoma during the Trail of Tears.

Members of the DAR are encouraged to educate our communities on the history of our country – both the good and the bad.

The Creek Indian Nation was a thriving community in our area and history that we continue to study.

County residents are encouraged to visit the Historical Center and Museum to view some of the local Indian relics found throughout the county.

The museum is open Tuesday and Thursday from 1:00 to 5:00 PM.

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