Spartans host 'Cowbone' for National Native American Heritage Month event for 3rd ID

2nd Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division Public Affairs
Story by Sgt. Richard Wrigley

Date: 11.15.2013
Posted: 11.15.2013 11:14
News ID: 116807
Spartans host 'Cowbone' for National Native American Heritage Month event for 3rd ID

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”.