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Gallery: Native American heritage month kick-off

By Allie Tiller, Staff Photographer

Samuel Begay, 57, of Chicago, guides participating audience members in performing a traditional Native American dance in the student center for the Native American Heritage Month kick-off event, Thursday, Nov. 1, 2018. “I like coming out here to speak about our culture, about the American Indian, let them know what they hear in the history books, try to straighten it out to let them know they never tell our side of the story," Begay said. “I really like to stress it in Illinois because Illinois is the only state that we do not have a reservation, but American Indians did travel through here," Begay said. (Allie Tiller | @allietiller_de)


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