Thousands learn about Native American culture at Oka'Chaffa Indian Festival
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The sounds of pounding drums and tribal chants permeated the thick woods surrounding Phinizy Swamp Nature Park on Sunday as thousands sampled Native American culture at the second annual Oka’Chaffa Indian Festival.
After walking down a winding dirt trail and past a makeshift tepee, patrons were led into a clearing where Native Americans ditched modern apparel for traditional wear.
Guests were treated to performances by tribal dance groups and birds of prey while they perused booths selling traditional Native American weapons and attire.