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November 2015

Frisco Native American

Frisco Native American Museum MUSEUM DEVELOPS NATIVE AMERICAN VILLAGE Volunteers, visitors, and museum staff will sink the first anchor posts in November 2015 for a long house to be built on the nature trail at the Frisco Native American Museum & Natural History Center. The village is part of a project that began in 2013 when volunteers started work on a ten foot Cyprus log to transform it into a dug out canoe. The canoe will be part of the village that will ultimately include a 14’ x 20’ longhouse, ceremonial circle, spirit poles, palisade, knapping station, fishing weir, fish cleaning station, and native gardens. To facilitate work on the long house, a series of workshops are planned for the second week in November. Individuals will complete site work on the area where the long house will be constructed and then have an opportunity to learn how to apply a free form air epoxy to pipe and paint it to look like tree limbs stripped of bark. Sessions will also be held on making cordage from native yucca plants, weaving palm fronds and cat tails into sleeping mats, and molding food items from clay and free form epoxy. The project is expected to take two years with additional work sessions and seminars planned for April 2015 and November 2016. Ultimately the nature trail will be the backdrop for semi-annual Village Days open to the public. The celebratory events will include family projects, workshops, hands on activities, and opportunities to join Native Americans in the dance circle. Individuals interested in participating in the project should contact the museum to be added to the mailing list for scheduled activities. The museum is open Tuesday through Sunday and is located on Hatteras island in Frisco. For more information, visit the web site at or call 252-995-4440. Sudoku Drawing made by John White in 1585 of native village in the “New World.” Albemarle Tradewinds has never required contracts from it’s clients. 24 Albemarle Tradewinds November 2015

NC Maritime History Conference in Elizabeth City By: George Converse, retired U.S. Marine and volunteer naval history researcher for the Museum of the Albemarle. The Museum of the Albemarle in Elizabeth City will host the annual conference for the North Carolina Maritime History Council on 5-7 November. This year’s conference is titled: “Swamps of the Albemarle: The Lure of Many Men.” Formed in 1988, the not-for-profit maritime history organization identifies and encourages historical and educational projects that support the enhancement and preservation of the state’s maritime history and culture. With over 300 miles of coastline, North Carolina has a rich maritime history that is tied to the state’s trade, environment, and growth. The NC Maritime History Council brings together all the elements that comprise our nautical heritage, one that tells tales of high drama and unfortunate tragedy, as well as exploration and scientific and historical study. Member organizations of the Maritime History Council include thirty-one North Carolina and Virginia museums, libraries, scientific centers, colleges and universities, historical societies, the NC Department of Cultural Resources, and the National Park Service. In its role in creating public awareness of the state’s maritime heritage, the Council publishes the annual journal Tributaries, which presents current research and articles on North Carolina’s varied maritime history. The conference brings together activists involved in maritime research, archaeology, marine environmental studies, and museum archivists to discuss progress in the field of North Carolina maritime study and history. Membership in the Council is open to all individuals and institutions with an interest in the heritage of the North Carolina waterways. More information about the Council, the conference agenda, and procedures to register for the conference may be found at Mention this Ad and get a free Hot Dog when you purchase a Hot Dog. Reader Survey: Captain America said America needs him. The apparent public mistrust of career politicians, and dissatisfaction with the political process in Washington, DC compels him to ask your advice. Would you be most likely to vote for: A career politician A newcomer with a good economic plan Go to and click the poll button to vote! By : Ron Ben-Dov By the Grace of God The darkness falls Deep in to the night As I sit here on the bed Dark and dangerous thoughts within my head With which caliber shall I traverse Twenty two, thirty eight, or forty five? Sliced by jugular or slit my wrists Jesus Christ or devil’s realm I have a choice to make Jesus and His heaven or Satan and the fire lake Choose life and Jesus Choose death and Satan I choose life Jesus is my Lord and Savior For Christ’s glory I live today By the grace of God, another day. Albemarle Tradewinds November 2015 25