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NOV. 2: A free program on Native Americans of the Savannah River Valley will be offered from 5-6:30 p.m. at the Augusta Museum of History. The event, part of a broader celebration of Native American History Month, includes a talk by University of South Carolina archaeologist Chester DePratter, who has worked on many Indian sites in Georgia and South Carolina. For more information, call Clay Burckhalter at (706) 828-2109 or e-mail Burckhalter@natural sciencesacademy.org.

NOV. 10-11: Phinizy Swamp Nature Park in Augusta will help celebrate Native American Observance Month in November by playing host to the Oka’Chaffa Indian Festival, 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. 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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