Bluefield Daily Telegraph, Bluefield, WV

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June 7, 2014

Visitors learn Native American ways at local museum

BASTIAN, Va. — As visitors left the museum and followed a forest path leading to the village, the nearby drone of highway traffic and other 21st century sounds grew fainter while the drumbeats and chants of a bygone era grew stronger.

Family Day at the Wolf Creek Indian Village & Museum gave visitors the opportunity to visit its replica of a Native American village and learn more about skills similar to the ones the region’s original inhabitants used, said General Manager Rachel Looney.

“It’s a day where we bring in demonstrators of native skills like flint knapping, fire making and hide tanning,” she said as men in full Native American regalia danced to a steady drumbeat produced by the Red Fire Group from Pulaski, Va.

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