Date: November 23, 2019
Time: 11:00am to 3:00pm
Location: St. Louis County Depot
Event Pricing: Free and open to the public
Native American Heritage Day will include a drum circle, cultural speaker(s), and traditional foods. Children's activities will be provided by 1854 Treaty Authority. Also view the exhibit entitled Native Americans in Our Nation’s Armed Forces.
Per Patriot Nations: Native Americans in Our Nation’s Armed Forces was produced by the Smithsonian’s Nationa
Pictured above: Ely S. Parker, 1860–65 At the surrender at Appomattox in 1865, Ely S. Parker (Seneca, 1828–1895) was the highest ranking American Indian in the Union Army, a lieutenant colonel. As General Ulysses S. Grant’s secretary, he drafted the terms of surrender. General Lee, noticing that Parker was an American Indian, remarked, “I am glad to see one real American here.”Parker later recalled, “I shook his hand and said, ‘We are all Americans.’” Photo by Mathew Brady. N
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