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Students Take Time Out For A Teepee

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It took just fifteen minutes to put up a fifteen-foot teepee at Russell Elementary School in Kalispell, one way students there are celebrating National American Indian Heritage Day.

Bruce Plummer is the grandparent of a student at the school and is a tribe member on the Fort Belknap Reservation.

During his visit on September 27, he shared with students the symbolic meaning of the parts of a teepee as well as other elements of Native American culture.

Today is the culmination of an entire week dedicated to American Indian studies at Russell Elementary.

"I always take the opportunity, not only at this school--the other schools, to go and educate people on some of the real important things about and facts about Indians," said Plummer.

According to Plummer, Montana is home to about 650,000 Native Americans, most of whom live on, or near, a reservation.

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