December 8, 2021

Chairman Boone proclaims November as National American Indian Heritage Month

Pictured left to right are Mary Lane, Pamela Lyle, Regent, Heard County BOC Chairman Lee Boone, Carla Brown and Julia Saint (Photo: James Stewart Chapter NSDAR)

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

Members of the James Stewart Chapter NSDAR, were present for the signing of the Proclamation by Commission Chairman, Lee Boone.

Members of the DAR are entrusted to the continuing education of the history and culture of the Indian community as well as the support of the educational and cultural pursuits of its citizens.

The NSDAR currently supports the Bacone College in Oklahoma and the Chemawa Indian School in Oregon, as well as available scholarship programs.

Heard County has a rich history with Creek Indian Nation and other Native Americans.

We encourage citizens to stop by the Historical Center and Museum to view some of the Indian relics found throughout our county. Open Tuesdays and Thursday from 1:00 to 5:00 pm.

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