Visitors immersed in Native American culture at 26th Ocmulgee Indian Celebration

Ocmulgee Indian Celebration in its 26th year

The Ocmulgee National Monument kicked off its 26th Annual Ocmulgee Indian Celebration Saturday.

People visiting immersed themselves in the Indian culture, learning about traditions of different tribes.

Jewelry, dream catchers, and bows lined the sidewalks, while dancers took center stage.

Jeff Parr demonstrated tools Indians used, and says he’s glad to be a part of an event with such deep roots.

“This site here… it is just an important cultural landmark, and there's so much history here, and people can drive past it all day long, but an event like this gets people's imaginations stirred,” said Parr.

It’s the impact on the community that’s kept Ron Hall coming back every year for the last 15 years. He says he plans to keep this on his calendar.

“I do... I do... I'm looking forward to it each and every year,” said Hall.

The second day of the event runs from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday at the Ocmulgee National Monument.

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