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Western Spirit Celebration in Duncan

Western Spirit Celebration in Duncan

September 18, 2009

Western Spirit Celebration

Chisholm Trail Heritage Center

Chisholm Trail Heritage Center

1000 Chisholm Trail Pkwy., Duncan

Information: 580/252-6692

Venue Directions: http://www.onthechisholmtrail.com/contact/maps-directions/

 

The Chisholm Trail Heritage Center is the site for the annual Western Spirit Celebration, which explores the settling of the West and the economy, culture, and nature along the Chisholm Trail. Activities include a chuck wagon cook-off, western swing dancing, live musical entertainment, children’s games and pony rides, and heritage demonstrations.

 

On September 19, 11 a.m., Ethno-Ornithologist Bill Voelker will discuss his work with eagles, hawks, and vultures and show a live bird. Voelker is the first Native American to hold permits from the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service for the care and breeding of Bald and Golden eagles. He is the founder and director of Sia: The Comanche Nation Ethno-Ornithological Initiative, an effort to understand and preserve birds that are considered sacred to Native cultures. The demonstration is funded in part by a grant from OHC.