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Junior Ranger Series: Design Your Own American Indian Rattle
Fort Oglethorpe, GA: On Saturday, November 13, at 2 pm, Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military
Park invites kids (and inquisitive adults) to a special 30-minute Junior Ranger program where we will design
our own American Indian rattles. This program will take place inside Point Park, atop Lookout Mountain.
Please meet the park ranger just inside the park entrance gate. There is a $10 per person entry fee for all
adults, ages 16 and older, children, ages 15 and younger enter for free.
Music is a motivator, a calming agent, a war-cry, a reminder of times gone by, as well as a catalyst for various
other emotional connections for people. This has rung true through the centuries, especially for the
indigenous people who occupied this area before us. For the Cherokee, music was instrumental in religious
and ceremonial practices. Drums, bells, pipes, and rattles were some of the physical instruments used during
these ceremonies. During this program, potential Junior Rangers will construct a rattle reminiscent to those
used by the Cherokee and other American Indian populations. All needed craft items will be provided by the
For visitors who are unable to make the physical program, it will also be available on the park’s Facebook
Page, YouTube Channel, and the multimedia section of the park website.
For more information about programs at Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park, contact the
Chickamauga Battlefield Visitor Center at 706-866-9241, the Lookout Mountain Battlefield Visitor Center at
423-821-7786, or visit the park website at www.nps.gov/chch.
About the National Park Service. More than 20,000 National Park Service employees care for America’s 423
national parks and work with communities across the nation to help preserve local history and create closeto-home recreational opportunities. Learn more at www.nps.gov.

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