July 31, 2014  

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Golden Eagle Powwow to Host School Day, Native Plants Program April 17 on Hattiesburg Campus

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The annual Golden Eagle Powwow at The University of Southern Mississippi will include School Day April 17 on the Hattiesburg campus.  The powwow’s activities focus on the history and lifeways of Southeastern American Indians, with guided opportunities for real-world applications of math, science, social studies and language arts.

School Day activities will be held from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on Centennial Lawn, located near the center of campus and next to Cook Library. The schedule includes:

*Code Talking
*Corn Grinding
*Swamp Can Whistle display, testing
*Corncob Dart Game
*Corn Husk Dolls display
*Bison Game
*Stick Ball
*Storytelling

School Day activities will be followed by a presentation on Native Plant Foods and Teas by Dr. Charles Allen from 4-6 p.m. at the Medicine Wheel Garden, located behind the Liberal Arts Building and International Building and Friday, April 18 from 2-4 p.m. at Hinton Park in Petal, located behind the Civic Center on South Main Street.

For more information about the Golden Eagle Powwow, contact Dr. Tammy Greer at 601.466.0948 or e-mail tammy.greer@usm.edu.