Live Oak Historical Event

Members of the Pascagoula River Tribe held a community event on Saturday to recognize Native American education and history in Jackson County and the Coast.

‘The Live Oak Historical Event’ featured crafts from local vendors, scholarships for members of the tribe, and recognition of former Live Oak Indian School students.

Friday also marked the unveiling of a historical marker recognizing the history of the school, a school that many members of the tribe attended from the early 1900s to the late 1960s. Pascagoula River Tribe Chairperson Amanda Ealy said, “We just want to make sure that we recognize the hardship of our people and the education efforts to provide that education for their kids, and it’s very important that we recognize that and celebrate that.”

Tribal officials say they will continue to hold the event annually.

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