Local NSDAR chapter recognizes November as Indian Heritage Month
Special to The Herald
On October 26, 2010, the Mayor of Yazoo City McArthur Straughter signed a National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution proclamation proclaiming November 2010 as American Indian Heritage month in Yazoo City. Yazoo Chapter DAR member present was Delaine Stoner, Yazoo Chapter Indian Chairman.
The DAR recognizes that the history and culture of our great nation have been significantly influenced by American Indians. Locally, the Yazoo Chapter DAR gives information on Native American Indians at each of their meetings. This year, famous female Native American Indians will be in the Indian Minute at each meeting.
The NSDAR contributes money to two Indian Schools: Bacone College, a four year liberal arts school in Muskogee, Okla. and 129-year-old Chemewa Indian Boarding High School in Salem, Ore. There are two Native American Indian scholarships available for seniors entering college.
Yazoo Chapter DAR encourages children and adults to check out a book about Native American Indians at the Ricks Memorial Library or your school during this month.