Shiloh Park honoring Native American Heritage Month with hike, Junior Ranger camp


Join Shiloh National Military Park for a special Junior Ranger Camp on Saturday, Nov. 4, followed by a hike in honor of Native American Heritage Month.

Junior Rangers will be exploring how tribal youth learned to hunt, track animals, and play games. Participants will learn how these activities were vital to the tribe’s existence. Rangers will also explore tribal agriculture and medicine.

The camp program is from 10 a.m. to noon., at the Shiloh Visitor Center.

Participation in this camp is free to registered Junior Rangers and their guardians. Registration is limited to 75, not including parents and guardians. Call 731-689-5696 to sign up.

Following the Junior Ranger Camp and in honor of Native Americans’ contribution to the nation’s diverse history, Shiloh Battlefield hosts an interpretive hike of the Shiloh Indian Mounds National Historic Landmark. The one-hour hike starts at 1 p.m.

To register for the hike call the visitor center at 731-689-5696. Participants should bring water and wear clothing and footwear appropriate for the weather conditions.