CRESTVIEW William Lee was one of several residents who appreciated Ferris Powell's vast knowledge of Native American culture following Saturday's American Indian Hunting Camp at the Crestview Public Library.


CRESTVIEW William Lee was one of several residents who appreciated Ferris Powell's vast knowledge of Native American culture following Saturday's American Indian Hunting Camp at the Crestview Public Library.



"I am very interested in Native American history," he said. "I have learned a lot from this man."



During the presentation, the Shalimar resident, also called "Blue Heron," educated attendees on Creek Indians, who occupied the southeastern United States in the 1500s.  



"When everyone thinks about Indians, they think about head dresses and tepees," Powell said. "I try to give them some education, insight on what it was like."



Wearing Native American attire, Powell spoke about Creek Indian history, clothing, weaponry and recreational activities.



 Jeff Kiewiet brought Cub Scouts in Pack 799 to meet their education requirements.



Pack member Waylon Hopwood, 8, said he enjoyed learning about various knives the Creek Indians used.



Lee attended last year's camp and plans to attend next year's event to learn more, he said.



"I do whatever I can just to be here, just to listen to him," he said. "In my opinion ... more people need to come and just listen to just what the Native Americans went through."



Contact News Bulletin Staff Writer Matthew Brown at 850-682-6524 or matthewb@crestviewbulletin.com. Follow him on Twitter @cnbMatthew.