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.<br /> <br /> The month of November is the Nation’s Native American Heritage Month. <br /> <br /> The highlight of the observance was the key-note speaker, Paul “Cowbone” Buster.<br /> <br /> Buster is a full-blood Seminole Native American, who is currently a Seminole language teacher for the Seminole Tribe of Florida education program.<br /> <br /> Cowbone is his Seminole name given to him by his father as a right of passage from boy to young man.<br /> <br /> 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.<br /> <br /> The 2nd Armored Brigade Combat Team “Spartans”, 3rd ID put together and hosted the event.<br /> <br /> The theme of the event was “Guiding Our Destiny With Heritage and Traditions”.