Pat Smith selling t-shirts.
Name: Pat Smith (Miamesse)
Tribal Position: Elder.
Profession: Daimlers Chrysler Warranty Adm., Retired.
Education: High school; college, Children’s Education 1 year.
Favorite Sports: NASCAR, basketball.
Hobbies/Special Interests: Sewing, crafts, beading and gardening.
Ways you celebrate being an American Indian: Pow wows, council meetings, Native American art fairs.
Ways you preserve your culture and heritage: Through story- telling, talks at schools.
Do you speak your tribal language? No.
Misconceptions: They all have long black hair, they are uneducated.
Offensive words/actions: Non-Native wearing the full headdress using “ugh” and “me injun.”
Pat Smith in straw hat dancing.