AKRON - About 100 students joined in a symbolic walk along Akron’s Portage Path in tribute to Native Americans who settled here.
The ceremony featured traditional Northern Cheyenne drumming and singing as students from the Lippman School, Portage Path CLC, Emmanuel Christian Academy and the Northern Cheyenne Nation walked.
The educational walk allowed the students learn more about the native people who used the area to travel from between the Cuyahoga and Tuscarawas rivers. The path was created by indigenous people and remains one of the oldest landmarks in North America.
"“It’s an honor to bring this Portage Path to life again,” said Burt Medicine Bull of the Northern Cheyenne Nation in Montana. “I know that we set the spirits free to be able to traverse this Portage Path.”
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