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Sharing Culture for Native American Heritage Month

By BETHANY BLITZ Staff Writer | Posted: Wednesday, November 16, 2016 12:00 am

Dancers from the Coeur d’Alene Tribe graced the floor of Lake City High School’s gym Tuesday morning in honor of Native American Heritage Month. Students and teachers alike got to see, hear and experience tribal tradition.

Quanah Matheson, the Tribe’s cultural affairs director, gave students a history lesson and some interesting facts about his culture.

He told the crowd there are 566 federally recognized tribes in the U.S., all of which are their own sovereign nations.

He spoke about some similarities American Indians have with everyone else, like the clothes they wear, the food they eat and the houses they live in.