Teachers Participate In Native American Services Seminar

Saturday, July 5, 2014
Tammera Hicks, CEO of Native American Services of Tennessee and  Pam McConnell, registrar of the Nancy Ward Chapter DAR.
Tammera Hicks, CEO of Native American Services of Tennessee and Pam McConnell, registrar of the Nancy Ward Chapter DAR.

The Nancy Ward Chapter took part in an all day seminar sponsored by the Native American Services of Tennessee.  Teachers from the surrounding areas were invited to Red Clay for an introduction of what is available to them in the area for their students.  

This was an overview of local Indian monuments, historic sites and other areas for field trips.  The speaker explained to the teachers that the people of the past were taught orally.  They learned their history and morals through storytellers.  

The teachers said they were excited about the location information and the chance to see the Red Clay park.  They had craftspeople on site and booths from the different Native American organizations.  

The Nancy Ward Chapter participated because of the Brainerd Mission site and the Nancy Ward burial site. The five chapters of the DAR, Nancy Ward, Chickamauga, Judge David Campbell, Moccasin Bend and Chief John Ross, as well as the John Sevier SAR chapter, own the Mission site and maintain it.  

There will be another day long seminar on July 15.


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