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AND ARROWS - THE FLINTKNAPPER STORY
Flintknapper, James (Jim) Bowden, fascinated
audience members with his unique collection of bows and
arrows on November 18 at the Student Activities Center.
The presentation was sponsored by the Native American
Club and was open to all. Many children were on
hand to learn the craft of flintknapping. Bowden
demonstrated various flintknapping techniques and
informed the audience about the release of the arrow and
its effectiveness with reference to distance. One
of the arrows was said to have the ability to reach
approximately 1/2 the distance of a football field.
Anna Ludwig of Institutional Services said, "I
think that the Native American Month festivities were a
big success." Ludwig further stated, "I
feel that Chaffey was very fortunate to have the club to
present such talent to the campus, which is inclusive of
the storytelling and the Hoop-Dancer."
"Plans are underway to present activities geared
toward hands on opportunities for children."
English Professor, Dr. Julie Lamay concurred.
Bowden exclaimed that he began the craft in 1984
while attending an archeology class. Bowden said
that he and another student began chatting about their
unique skills. "I made my first arrow out of
glass," said Bowden. He further stated that
although he learned the art of flintknapping without the
use of gloves, he strongly encouraged their use, as well
BEAR TELLS AMAZING STORIES"
By Cynthia Rucker
Fred "Running Bear" Popejoy
amused guests at Wargin Hall on November 17th with his
amazing stories. "One such story, "The
Storytelling Stone" had great similarity to an
excerpt from the American Literature text by Harper
Press," said Native American Club President, David
Campio. Campio also said, "The audience
mainly consisted of youngsters from the Children's
Center and that there wasn't a good turn-out from campus
students." Dr. Julie Lamay said, "Fred
truly has his heart in the right place."
Lamay continued, "He's about 73 years old and has
spent most of his lifetime educating the public about
the Native Americans
STUDENTS SLATED TO SPEAK ON NATIVE AMERICA
Chaffey College student David Campio will be speaking
at the English Council of California Two-year College (ECCTYC)
conference on October 23rd in support of the
Native American culture. Another student, Kim
Matlock, who was recently recognized here at Chaffey for
her outstanding efforts and contributions, will be
accompanying Campio at the conference.
His speech aims to eliminate the stereotypical views
of Native Americans, as well as all other minority
groups. He cites erroneous written records of
Native American history as the catalyst for the
distorted views. For example, he stated, "The
true meaning of Thanksgiving stems from the Annual Green
Inge Pelzer and Dr. LaMay are the chairs of the
Native American Club.
Among topics to be discussed, Campio stated that his
goal is to make known the positive aspects and valuable
contributions of Native Americans, such as:
* Established Recognition/Accomplishments
* Members of Title IX Indian Education Program for
Ontario/Montclair School District.
* Raised funds exceeding that of any other club
during Food Sale Day, past and present.
The Native American Club, of which Campio is
president, meets on Mondays from 2 - 3:00 p.m. in the
Staff Lounge and is open to everyone.
The Hoop Dancer
colorful and decorative traditional clothing, Terry
Goedel displayed both flexibility and dexterity as he
performed the American Indian Hoop Dance, in the quad,
A Hoop Dancer for 27 years, Goedel was invited by the
Native American Club to bring his majestic performance
Goedel began the dance with one hoop. As he
progressed he continued to add more and more hoops,
eventually bringing the total to 21, to portray a fully
The Hoop Dance tells the story of a young eagle that
from birth had an overwhelming desire to fly. Throughout
the performance Goedel displays the hoops in a variety
of ways to represent birds and butterflies, symbolizing
peace and harmony among all creatures, including man.
The hoops Goedel uses are the color of bone and have
various colors wrapped around them. The colors symbolize
people from all over the world.
"As the cultures come together they hold the
world in place," Goedel said.
"It's a type of cultural exchange," he
Native American culture has often been misrepresented
in the media. "Many people are still holding to the
Hollywood image of the Indian," said Goedel.
"I try to show them a real part of the American
Goedel, who was raised on the Tulalip Indian
Reservation 50 miles north of Seattle, has traveled
around the world doing his Hoop Dance and other
He has performed in 30 states, Canada, Australia,
Denmark and other countries.
He graduated from Brigham Young University where he
majored in recreation administration. He now resides in
Alta Loma and is a teacher in the Alta Loma School
Goedel strives to keep the diminishing Native
American culture alive by performing the Hoop Dance.
"Those who move away form the reservations tend
to lose the culture" Goedel said. "Those who
remain on the reservation try to keep it alive."
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