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Thursday, October 28, 2004

Hamlin, Wells Speak on Native American Culture November 10

SALISBURY, MD---As part of Salisbury University’s Celebration of Native American Peoples Cultural Series, Gina Hamlin of the Maryland Commission of Indian Affairs and living historian Guy Wells speak on Native American artifacts and skills in the Wicomico Room of the Guerrieri University Center 7 p.m. Wednesday, November 10. The lecture features a hands-on display of Eastern Woodland Native American antique clothing, dress, pottery, trade silver and quilts as well as an antique travel lodge. With Shawnee, Cherokee and Piankashaw background, Hamlin chairs the Maryland Commission on Indian Affairs and its Archeology and Repatriation Committee. Wells, a historian of Tsalagiyi and Cherokee heritage, has been a re-enactor for about 36 years, portraying a mixed ancestry Lenape/Susquehannock and English man growing up in the first half of the 18th century. He is a member of the Appalachian American Indians of West Virginia and one of the founding members of the Historical Guild of Maryland. Besides speaking on basic survival skills he demonstrates stone, shell and metalwork common among early Native Americans. Sponsored by the Office of Cultural Affairs and Museum Programs, admission is free and the public is invited. For more information call 410-543-6271 or visit the SU Web site www.salisbury.edu.

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