Thousands attend Ocmulgee Indian Celebration

MACON, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) – More than 18,000 people attended the 2015 Ocmulgee Indian Celebration.
The event was held Saturday and Sunday at the Ocmulgee National Monument Park.

Crowds roamed through vendors’ booths featuring authentic Native American jewelry, artifacts and foods.

A highlight of the celebration were the Muscogee Creek Stomp Dancers, and the Touch the Earth Dancers.

“We bring in Native people from around the country–especially the southeast–to come in here and share their traditions, their culture with the visitors,” says the Superintendent of the Ocmulgee National Monument, Jim David.

There were also other activities including a Cherokee Hunting Camp which featured primitive technology and stone tools. Park visitors also got a chance to see a Southwestern Native American camp.

“There was no honor for our deceased veterans,” says Muscogee Nation Honor Guard, Charles Melton. “So some of the guys got together, the veterans got together and we formed the Muscogee Nation Honor Guard.”

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