A while ago I asked former camp director Bill Owen to tell me about the Native Lore program at camp. There are several references to it in this blog.
The Native Lore program is long gone, but more than 50 years ago it was as vital to camp programming as today's programming is now.
My first summer was in 1977 on Operations. One of our first jobs was to remove the old totem pole from the Council Ring. You can see it in one of these photos. It was rotten and in danger of falling down. The painted images and carvings on it were faded and worn.
There are now few reminders of the Native Lore program at camp.
Bill Owen (no family relation to me, we think) explains its significance. - Bruce Owen
|Davey awards camp badges with Camp Chief standing behind. The photo was taken, I believe, in the 1950s.|