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810-Uncwttf Farming, Saturday, Saptambar 10, 1904
Correspondent pa ted had fun teaming about Na-
CARLISLE (Cumberland Co.) Uve American dances, songs,
—Time was turned back for a day games, food, crafts, and folklore,
during the Native American Festi- The guest of honor for the festi
val 4-H day camp held in Car- val was Paul “Three Crows”
lisle’s Shaffer Park. Grothe of the Delaware Nation.
Camper Zachery Travis shows his mandella.
Tilth Pino showing htr collection of Navaho treasures.
-H’ers Hold Native American Festival
The camp was open to all 4-H
members and those who partici-
Grothe lives in Hummelstown
and, as a representative of his na
tion, he attends pow wows and tri
bal meetings. He also makes pre
sentations to different groups to
educate them about the Native
American way of life.
He taught the campers a lot dur
ing the Shaffer Park festival such
as how to make decorative men
dallas and what the different signs
on the mendallas mean. He also
stressed to them that they should
think positively about life.
During several hikes in the
woods, Grothe explained how Na
tive Americans feel about nature,
about how they believe they are
one with it. He told the campers
the different meanings his people
draw from natural events.
Finally, he demonstrated the
different songs and dances his
tribe has done for centuries and
the symbolism behind each of
Another participant in the festi
val was Trish Pino, who is a nurse
at the Messiah Village rediement
community in Mechanicsbutg.
She gained her experience of
Native American life when the
spent three years in the health ser
vices department on a Navaho re
servation. It was on that reserva
tion that she met her husband.
Pino brought all types of Nava
ho artifacts along for the campers
to see and touch. For example, she
brought a Navaho doll and show
ed die youngsters how the Navaho
wrap their babies in blankets and
cany them on their backs.
She also explained the lifestyle
of the Navaho and their customs.
A total of 40 campers and 10
teen counselors participated in the
They spent part of their time in
a project that will help Native
Americans on a reservation. Every
Campers and leaders make lap quilts to send to a Native
camper worked on quilted lap
covers that are to be sent to a re
servation. Six of the lap coven
were completed during the day of
Sylvia Negley, a 4-H assistant
and an organizer of the camp, said
organizers tried to make every
thing about the festival, even the
food, pertain to the Native Ameri
can theme. With that in mind the
meals consisted of foods such as
Paul “Three Crows” Groths making mandellaa.
fried pies, tacos, com muffins,
popcorn and maple syrup.
All of the campers seemed to
have a good time as they got a
look at a way of life that is far dif
ferent than their own.
Camper Matthew Creek said he
had a great time.
“My favorite parts were making
mendallas and eating the food," he