Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Native American Exhibit at UWG

The Office of Institutional Diversity hosted an exhibit of Native American artifacts this week.

Among the items on display were knives, pottery and handcrafted clubs used in war.

The items were part of a travelling exhibit, which were collected by the Native American Preservation Association of Georgia.

Also known as NAPA, the group visits institutions throughout the state to teach about Native American culture in Georgia and in the United States. The group was formed in 1989 in the Rome, Calhoun and Resaca area.

“We are about preserving and not about diggings,” said Gertrude “Trudy” Dobson, chairman of NAPA’s education and history committee.

“We do not condone diggings. We will try to stop those diggings if we can,” Dobson said.

Among the materials on display was pottery made from Georgia and Mississippi clay made by John Winterhawk, a Muscogee Creek, is from Watkinsville, Ga.

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