Native American Weekend
Lake Cumberland State Resort Park
Jamestown, KY
January 27-28, 2006

Photo credits: Mark Finchum, Valerie and Jason Schul,
and Harry Hampton

Arvel Bird was once again a big hit at the Friday night show.  He played the fiddle and the flute as well.

If you didn't already know, Arvel Bird is a talented musician!  Here are the instruments he used to entertain an enthusiastic crowd on Friday night.
Danny Bigay exhibited and demonstrated many types of American Indian musical instruments.
Danny Bigay played the flute as a part of his presentation on American Indian musical instruments.

Emerson Begay and Danny Bigay join Arvel for a jam session.
Charlie Towle was the first presenter on Saturday morning.  He represented a trader from Charles Towne, SC, who came into the Overhill Country of the Cherokee during the French and Indian War period.  Charlie dressed for the part and displayed many of the trade items that would have been brought in to exchange for deer hides.
Samantha Crowe, 2005-2006 Miss Cherokee was our special guest for the weekend.

  renissaRenissa Walker, Director of the Kituwah Language and Culture Preservation program in Cherokee, NC, was  one of the afternoon speakers.  She shared much about contemporary life on the Boundary.
  Mark and Sherry taught the audience how to play the Cherokee basket game.  The crowd  really enjoyed the opportunity to participate!

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Robert and Cynthia draw for a door prize.  I hope they call your number!