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Posted on: November 14, 2022

[ARCHIVED] Fort Defiance will host event for Native American Heritage Month

CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. – Join members of the Native Cultural Circle from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on November 19 for storytelling and dance demonstrations at Fort Defiance Civil War Park and Interpretive Center. The event is part of Native American Heritage Month. The group will share and discuss their history and demonstrate aspects of Native American culture. 

“Montgomery County has many historical sites originating from diverse indigenous populations,” said Roxanne Jenkins, Associate Historical Interpreter at Fort Defiance. 

“From the pictographs in Dunbar Cave that date to the Mississippian time period about 750 years ago, to several documented archaeological sites all around Clarksville that date back thousands of years. Native Americans also traveled through the area in 1838, on the way from Georgia to Oklahoma, using Port Royal as a stopping point along the Trail of Tears. Native American history is part of Montgomery County's history. We'd like to invite everyone to Fort Defiance to enjoy this celebration of indigenous culture as part of Native American Heritage Month.”

For information about Fort Defiance visit or call 931-645-7476.

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