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Chehaw hosts Native American Festival

Chehaw Park host one of their most popular events, the Native American Festival. (Source:WALB) Chehaw Park host one of their most popular events, the Native American Festival. (Source:WALB)
Demonstrations featured Aztec and hoop dancers. (Source:WALB) Demonstrations featured Aztec and hoop dancers. (Source:WALB)
Ben Kirkland, Natural Resources Manager (Source:WALB) Ben Kirkland, Natural Resources Manager (Source:WALB)
ALBANY, GA (WALB) -

People in Albany enjoyed music, dance, and artwork at one of Chehaw's most popular events.

The park's Native American Festival was full of excitement on Saturday.

Demonstrations featured Aztec dancers, exciting hoop dancers, horseback riders, and more.

“Chehaw people were lower Creek Indians at one time had three villages in Albany's area,” said Ben Kirkland, Natural Resources Manager. “We have a very rich Native American culture in Southwest Georgia so we're just keeping the heritage of the area.”

The festival continues Sunday at 9:30 a.m. and ends at 5 p.m.

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