BENTONVILLE, Ark. (KNWA/KFTA) — The Museum of Native American History in Bentonville is celebrating Native American Heritage Month and wants the public to join in.
Throughout the month the museum is hosting school field trips, and private tours with its founder, as well as sending people out into the community to teach people about Native American history.
When teaching, Cherokee Nation member, Caitie Holt, takes people through 14,000 years of history, and even though the people she talks to may not become an expert on all 574 tribes, she hopes they can gain more appreciation for the advancements made by Native Americans.
“It is really important that we are not just remembering the past, but the present and the future. We’ve had many Native American people make history to this day, not just with corn and in tools that they’ve used in the past, but we’ve had astronauts go to space that were Native American,” said Holt.