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Ocmulgee Indian Festival

Men leading audience members in a ritual dance, The Quail. Photo by Pamela Johnson.

Elizabeth Daniels

September 23, 2018

This past weekend, Macon held one of largest gatherings of Native Americans in the United States for the 27th consecutive time: The Ocmulgee Indian Festival. It boasted over 200 craftsmen and artisans showcasing their handiwork, engaging storytellers and gifted dancers. There were also living histo...

The Ocmulgee Indian Celebration

Ocmulgee National Monument Sign. Photo by Jamie Benson.

Madilyn Harrell

September 11, 2018

This year Macon’s own Ocmulgee National Monument will be kicking off its 27th Ocmulgee Indian Celebration for two days on Sept. 15 and 16. This historic celebration presents traditional Native American dances, crafts, stories and music. Every fall large crowds gather to celebrate the rich history o...

Ocmulgee Indian Celebration educates and entertain

Ocmulgee Indian Celebration educates and entertain

Jenna Eason

September 27, 2014

On Sept. 20 and 21, the Ocmulgee National Monument hosted its annual Ocmulgee Indian Celebration. According to Lonnie Davis, a cultural resource specialist at the monument, this was the twenty-third celebration, which began in 1990. According to Davis, President Roosevelt gave an executive order in ...

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