Bibb 4th graders learn from Native Americans at Ocmulgee National Monument

MACON, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) – Bibb County 4th graders have been learning from Native Americans at the Ocmulgee National Monument this week.

Thanks to a federal transportation grant, park rangers were able to pay bus drivers to bring the kids to the Ocmulgee Mounds.

It’s part of the National Park Service’s “Every Kid in the Park” effort.

“Kids are going to be going through four different time periods. Going through Paleoindian all the way up until the Mississippian Mound Builders which are right here at Ocmulgee Mounds. We’re very fortunate to have original artifacts that help us on that journey going through that time period,” said Oskwanontona Owherlapiaroya from the Comanche and Mohawk tribes.

Park rangers said they’ve invited almost 2,000 students to the park this week.

 

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