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{SPEAKER name="Helen Rountree "}
-- to our teenagers, our young people to the Third Way to learn about the way Native Americans contributed to our ancient nation.

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So that the culture and heritage will never be lost and so the children of today will, in time, teach their children that they [[?]].

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Last year we stood up at this very portico and celebrated Native American Indian Day, and we all decided then that a day was simply not sufficient.

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That a week would probably begin to bring to all Virginians the richness of the history, heritage Native Virginians, the first Native Virginians, have given us.

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It is my pleasure now to introduce to you the honorable Chief of the tribe [[?]] of Virginia, and to ask each of them to join me in welcoming you. We'll do it at random here. We'll call each chief up to say a few words starting with Leonard Adkins of the Chickahominy Indian tribe.

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[[Applause]]

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{SPEAKER name="Chief Leonard Adkins"}
I think this is a great day for all of us.

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[[tape interrupted]]
{SPEAKER name="UNKNOWN YOUNG WOMAN"}
You did, you did. I got carried away.

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[[tape continued]]
{SPEAKER name="CHIEF LEONARD ADKINS"}
... family and like many of the chiefs of the [[?]] Thursday, after the State Fair's over with, we'll put up a [[baret ?]] sign [[?]].

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But I hope this will be, ah, not a re-educating, but educating process for children and grown-ups for the State of Virginia and [[?]]. Thank you

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[[applause]]

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{SPEAKER name="Helen Rountree "}
Boris Bradly of the East Chickahominy Indian tribe


Transcription Notes:
Changed Leonard Atkins to Adkins (per research); this should be done throughout.

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