Phinizy Swamp Nature Park to hold American Indian festival

Thursday, Sept. 20, 2012 11:16 AM
Last updated 9:19 PM
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Phinizy Swamp Nature Park in Augusta will help celebrate Native American Observance Month in November by playing host to the Oka’Chaffa Indian Festival.

The event will be Nov. 10-11 with American Indian drumming and dancing, arts and crafts, clothing, skills demonstrations, a “living village” with tepees and dwellings, hide tanning, flint napping, fire building and archery and blowgun demonstrations.

Also planned are environmental and wildlide education displays, birds of prey, storytellers, kids’ activities and food that will include buffalo, roasted corn, Pima wraps and Indian fry-bread, according to the event organizer, Rolling Thunder Enterprises of Jasper, Ga.

Hours will be 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Nov. 10 and 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Nov. 11.

The 1,100-acre park, at 1858 Lock & Dam Road, is operated by the Southeastern Academy of Natural Sciences Academy.


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