Natchez Trace Parkway Junior Ranger Program: Prehistoric American Indian Tools

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Date: November 4, 2016
Contact: Andy Danneker, (662) 680-4053

TUPELO, MS – Natchez Trace Parkway Volunteer Mr. Pat Arinder will present a special 45-minute Junior Ranger program on prehistoric American Indian tools at 10:00 a.m. at the Parkway Visitor Center on Saturday, November 19, 2016. The presentation will contain replicas of prehistoric American Indian stone tools, including knives, spears, bow and arrows, atlatls, grinding stones, and a bow drill. Mr. Arinder will share information about the tools with visitors, and the replicas will be available for hands-on interpretation. After the Junior Ranger program, Mr. Arinder will display the replicas of tools from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. and be available for questions. Mr. Arinder has shared his talents as a volunteer interpretive historian with the Natchez Trace Parkway for the past 20 years.

This program is free to the public and ideal for children seven to 12 years old but everyone is welcome. America's federal lands and waters are living classrooms. Make learning come alive by participating in Every Kid in Park. All current 4th graders and their families can visit national parks, monuments, seashores, and more for free. Learn more at


The Natchez Trace Parkway Visitor Center is located at milepost 266 on the Natchez Trace Parkway, near Tupelo, Mississippi. For additional information, please call (662) 680-4027 or (800) 305-7417.


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Last updated: November 4, 2016

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