Agnor-Hurt Goes Native American

November 4, 2005

Students at Agnor-Hurt Elementary jumped back in time to the 18th century and got a history lesson in an authentic wigwam.

The school transformed their play area into a Monacan Indian Nation village. Students learned their native dance, and how they made food centuries ago.

A school staff member came up with the idea and built the village with his brother's help. He said he's always dreamed of creating a living piece of *his* history for the students to enjoy.

"Myself and my brother being a member of the Monacan Indian Nation it's important to show the kids that Native-Americans are still around," said Russell Beverly.

Throughout the month of November second and fifth grade students from all over Albemarle County will get the chance to visit the village. The school's principal is hoping every year they'll be able to add more and more history to their village.

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