COM to host Native American heritage celebration

Posted on: November 09, 2012

Sharing the story of her people through traditional tales, music and artifacts, Chance Landry, a Lipan Apache and curator of the Southern Apache Museum in Houston, will speak during College of the Mainland’s Native American Heritage Month celebration.

“We’re educating people and celebrating who we are,” said Landry.
A seventh-generation descendent of one of the five great chiefs of the Lipan Apache tribe, Landry has authored a picture book, Little Aruka and the Teaching Angels, and will share the legends of her people. Landry will also play the flute, which her grandfather taught her to play.

An artist, Landry will display her original paintings depicting events in the history of the Lipan Apache people.
“They were major players in Texas history,” said Landry. “I tell the Lipan Apache story and the Texas story.”

The event will be held on Nov. 15 from 12:30-1:30 p.m. in the COM Library. It is free and open to the public. Call 409-933-8419 for details.

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