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Hundreds flock to Chehaw for a look into Native American culture

Hundreds of people flocked to Chehaw park this weekend for the annual Native American Festival. (Source: WALB) Hundreds of people flocked to Chehaw park this weekend for the annual Native American Festival. (Source: WALB)
The park brings in representatives from different native tribes around the country. (Source: WALB) The park brings in representatives from different native tribes around the country. (Source: WALB)
"This is the home of the native American people. They were removed from this area," said Ben Kirkland, Chehaw's Natural Resources Manager. (Source: WALB) "This is the home of the native American people. They were removed from this area," said Ben Kirkland, Chehaw's Natural Resources Manager. (Source: WALB)
ALBANY, GA (WALB) -

Hundreds of people flocked to Chehaw park this weekend for the annual Native American Festival.

The park brings in representatives from different native tribes around the country.

Organizers said it's not just a time for entertainment, but for education as well.

"This is the home of the native American people. They were removed from this area," said Ben Kirkland, Chehaw's Natural Resources Manager. "Specifically, we had the Chehaw Indians here, the lower Creek Indians. I think it's important that we realize our past so we don't mess up the future."

The festival continues Sunday at Chehaw Park from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Tickets are $12.85 per adult, $8.35 for children ages 4-12, and $5 for members.

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