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Spartans host 'Cowbone' for National Native American Heritage Month event for 3rd ID Staff Sgt. Richard Wrigley

Paul “Cowbone” Buster (right), a full-blood Seminole Native American, who is currently a Seminole language teacher for the Seminole Tribe of Florida education program, receives awards of appreciation from Lt. Col. Rodger Knedel (middle) and Command Sgt. Maj. Dexter Manning (left), commander and senior enlisted leader respectively of the 2-3 Brigade Special Troops Battalion “Titans”, 2nd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division at the Club Stewart ballroom here, Nov., 13. Buster was here to speak to those in attendance about Native American Heritage. The event was held in recognition of National Native American Heritage Month, and was hosted by the 2nd Armored Brigade Combat Team. Cowbone is his Seminole name given to him by his father as a right of passage from boy to young man. The theme of the event was “Guiding Our Destiny With Heritage and Traditions”. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Richard Wrigley, 2nd ABCT, 3rd ID, Public Affairs NCO)

FORT STEWART, Ga. - Soldiers from throughout the 3rd Infantry Division gathered to learn about some of the history and culture of the Seminole people at the Club Stewart ballroom here, Nov. 13.

The month of November is the Nation’s Native American Heritage Month.

The highlight of the observance was the key-note speaker, Paul “Cowbone” Buster.

Buster is a full-blood Seminole Native American, who is currently a Seminole language teacher for the Seminole Tribe of Florida education program.

Cowbone is his Seminole name given to him by his father as a right of passage from boy to young man.

Buster spoke to the audience in attendance, discussing Native American culture and practices based on history and personal experience. He also spoke the Seminole language, and even sung a traditional Seminole song so that those in attendance could get a better understanding of the Seminole culture.

The 2nd Armored Brigade Combat Team “Spartans”, 3rd ID put together and hosted the event.

The theme of the event was “Guiding Our Destiny With Heritage and Traditions”.


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Date Taken:11.15.2013

Date Posted:11.15.2013 11:14

Location:FORT STEWART, GA, USGlobe

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