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Celebrating Native American Heritage Month at Nanticoke Indian Museum

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MILLSBORO, Del. - The Nanticoke Indian Museum in Millsboro aims to educate the youth and public about Native Americans from the past and in their neighborhood. 

November is National Native American Heritage Month and the staff at the Nanticoke Indian Museum said they are hosting several events throughout the month to celebrate Native American Heritage. 

The museum's coordination technician, Myrtle Roberts, said her Indian name is Morning Star. She said she loves using the name because it shows she's proud of her heritage. 

Sterling Street is the museum coordinator. He said a public school hasn't scheduled a field trip at the museum in years. He stressed it's important young people know the history and culture in order to eliminate stereotypes and misconceptions. 

"We need to be ones to tell the truth: we don't live in tipis and we don't live on reservations anymore, and that we live in a society just like they do. We're doctors, lawyers, teachers," said Street. 

The Nanticoke Indian Dance Tribe was set to perform at the Milford Public Library on Tuesday, Nov. 12 at 6 p.m. Street will also be visiting a senior center to do a presentation on Nanticoke Indian heritage. 

Through December, the museum will be open Tuesday to Saturday from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. and on Sunday from noon to 4 p.m.

 

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