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Auburn University to hold War Eagle Native American Festival

Native American FestivalAUBURN – Auburn University will hold a celebration of American Indian culture and history at the War Eagle Native American Festival Friday, Nov. 11, and Saturday, Nov. 12.

The festival will feature singers, dancers, musicians, food, crafts and living history campsites. Native American artisans will demonstrate wood carving, beading, flint knapping, tanning, pottery making, basketry, archery, leather work and herb craft.

“The festival is designed to honor Alabama’s Native American heritage and to recognize the Native American students, staff and faculty who are members of the university community,” said Shakeer Abdullah, director of the Auburn University Multicultural Center. “The event is designed to raise awareness among the university community of the contributions of Native Americans to the history of the United States and their impact on this country. The festival is typically hosted in November as part of National American Indian Heritage Month.”

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