Museum to host program on Native American history







Chief Rita Skelton, one of three chiefs of the Cherokee Indian Tribe of Northeast Alabama, poses in front of Memorial Museum’s large display of Native American artifacts while telling a Cherokee story about how the mink got its scent. Skelton will present a lecture on the culture of Cherokee and Creek Indians who inhabited Blount County before the period of white settlement. She will present two sessions on June 14, the first from 9:30 until 11:30 a.m., and the second from 12:30 until 2:30 p.m. Both sessions, to be held at The Depot, are open to adults and children. The presentation will include a demonstration of axe-throwing and bow-and-arrow marksmanship. – Ron Gholson

Chief Rita Skelton, one of three chiefs of the Cherokee Indian Tribe of Northeast Alabama, poses in front of Memorial Museum’s large display of Native American artifacts while telling a Cherokee story about how the mink got its scent. Skelton will present a lecture on the culture of Cherokee and Creek Indians who inhabited Blount County before the period of white settlement. She will present two sessions on June 14, the first from 9:30 until 11:30 a.m., and the second from 12:30 until 2:30 p.m. Both sessions, to be held at The Depot, are open to adults and children. The presentation will include a demonstration of axe-throwing and bow-and-arrow marksmanship. – Ron Gholson