THE DEER CLAN ( a – ni – ka – wi )
Members of the Deer Clan were guardians of the deer in the forest. They made
sure that when a deer was killed by a hunting party, its spirit was properly respected because
it had given its life to feed a family. An offering of tobacco scattered in the four
directions was made to the deer’s spirit for its help in nourishing the people.
They were also known throughout the entire villages for being the best hunters
and the fastest runners and were often called upon to be messengers.
Our color is Brown, Our Tree is the Oak.
Chief: Dennis "Redstag" Wooten
Penny "Blackfeather" Coutlee
Recording Sec:  Julia Schumaker
Clan Rep to the Governing Body: Rita Majors
Meetings for 2018
January 14th, March 11thMay 6th, July 8th, September 9th
November 11th

Building The Bar-B-Q Pavillion!
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Dennis Tuck
crossed over on May 24th, 2016. He was our Vice Chief, Brother, Friend, Son, Husband, Father and dedicated tribal Member. Dennis will be greatly missed,  but also rewarded for his kindness and love he had in life.
"We never say goodbye, we say until we meet again
"Do hi yah"
During #NativeAmericanHeritageMonth, we take time to reflect on the lasting contributions Native Americans have made. This year’s celebration theme, Serving our Nations, acknowledges our intertwined heritage, and gives us opportunity recognize Native Americans who have and continue to serve in the Army.
Deer Clan Member Rita  "Drumgore"  Majors

Special Article 
Chief
Dennis "Redstag" Wooten
OSIYO....
Listen to the tree's they speak....Listen to the wilderness...it teaches.....Walk gently on Mother Earth....She knows... Give thanks to the Great Spirit for each new day.....
WaDo!
 Selene Dismukes ( Woodswoman) 









In our January Meeting, Selene talked about her blanket coat, that her friend Dave got for her. It's a Trapper Point Coat, made by the Native American on the Trail of Tears. Each button is that of Deer Antler and the number of black marks on the right front,  is how much the Native gave for the blanket. This one has 3 1/2 stripes, therefore the trade was for that many beaver pelts. It was amazing to see this special item. She was so proud to show and tell us of her story. 
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Limestone County Commissioner Jason Black, the Limestone County Historical Society, the Alabama Elk River Development Agency and the Athens Limestone Tourism Council.
Ancient Indian mound at condo site recognized
Dale "Lone Elk" Casteel
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Governing Body Rep
Rita "Drumgore" Majors
Vice Chief
Penny "Blackfeather" Coutlee