Special to the Journal
Albany, Ga – This year, Chehaw’s Native American Cultural Festival features Chipa Wolfe of Rolling Thunder’s Warriors on Horseback. This exciting demonstration encompasses painted and mounted warriors clashing shields in mock battle demonstrating how an entire culture was developed around the use of the horse.
There will be a sighting of the warriors and their horses arriving Friday Apr. 12 at 12:30 p.m. Chehaw’s train, the Wiregrass Express, will pull out of the zoo station at 12:30 filled with visiting school children. Rumor has it that Chipa and his warriors often enjoy chasing trains and giving the children an exciting show.
The Native American Festival runs from April 12-14 and is on of the highlights of the year at Chehaw. The Festival educates visitors on the history of the Native American people through dance, music, demonstrations, and vendor booths showcasing and selling Native American crafts and jewelry throughout the Americas. Festival admission is $1 added to normal Park and Zoo admission. Members, as usual, enter free and pay only the $1 Festival fee.