8 November, 2016
The McClellan Center Library at Gadsden State will observe Native American Heritage Day at 11 a.m. Nov. 15 in Room 1155 with featured speaker Tony Garter of Huntsville. Garter, a member of the Lakota tribe, grew up on the Miniconjou Reservation in South Dakota and descends from famous tribal leaders including Sitting Bull, Red Cloud and Crazy Horse.
Garter will speak on his cultural background and being a Vietnam War veteran.
After his service in the U.S. Marine Corps, he began making jewelry and other bead work items as a form of therapy to help him readjust to civilian life. He has consulted with the Smithsonian and headed restoration projects for American Indian artifacts. His jewelry has frequently been displayed in juried shows and festivals around the country.
The event is free and open to the public. For more information contact Melinda Harvey at 256-549-9352.