CRESTVIEW — The Full Moon American Indian Hunting Camp will be 6-8 p.m. Monday at the Crestview Public Library. Farris "Blue Heron (Wah-Ka-chobee)" Powell will give visitors a brief history of American Indiantribes that lived in the country’s southeastern part.
Many authentic tools and weapons, including spears and hunting bows, will be displayed. Visitors can sample native food, including soffkee, a grits-like food commonly consumed at hunting camps, Powell said. Apple cider and pumpkin donut holes also will be available.
Fighting pop culture stereotypes and imagery is one goal, organizers said.
"Most of the time, the only thing people know is what they see on TV,” said Powell, who regularly visits Florida and Alabama fourth-grade classrooms.
Friends of the Library book sale proceeds helped pay for the event, organizers said.
Youth services librarian Heather Nitzel said the 200 expected visitors should dress weather-appropriate and bring chairs and blankets.
Visitors should park on the library’s east parking lot and follow the sound of flute music.
In case of rain, the hunting camp will move to the nearby Crestview Community Center.