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Caddo Mounds program to highlight Native Legends, Myths

ALTO, March 18, 2013— Caddo Mounds State Historic Site invites the public to participate in a Saturday program highlighting Native American Legends and Myths. 

Legends play an important role in interpreting and passing down the beliefs, symbols, and rituals of most societies.   The diverse cultures of the American Indians were no different; they have a rich legacy of stories from their past that are meaningful to all of us.  Dr. Karol Chandler-Ezell, Assistant Professor of Anthropology at Stephen F. Austin State University will present a sampling of different types of American Indian Legends and Mythic figures. She will also talk about the dream catcher in different American Indian traditions, and participants will have the opportunity to make a dream catcher of their own.

The program will take place on Saturday, April 27, at 1:00 p.m.., at Caddo Mounds SHS, 1649 State Hwy 21 West, in Alto. There is a $2.00 charge for the program, and the fee includes a tour of the Caddo Mounds Site. Seating is limited, so please call to indicate interest in attending. Ample parking will be provided.

The site is located 6 miles west of Alto, and approximately 30 minutes from Lufkin, Nacogdoches, Jacksonville and Crockett, Texas. Call 936-858-3218 for directions or additional information.

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