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American Indians > American Indians in Indiana Exhibit: In Their Own Words > Pete Benally Pete Benally

Benjamin (Pete) Benally

Name: Benjamin (Pete) Benally

Tribe: Diné

Tribal Position: Enrolled member.

Profession: Hard worker.

Education: Proper training in knowing who I am.

Favorite Sports: All.

Hobbies/Special Interests: Painting.

Religion: Spiritual.

Ways you celebrate being an American Indian: Prayer.

Ways you preserve your culture and heritage: By remembering the past.

Do you speak your tribal language? Yes.

Misconceptions: Everything in dealing with them (The Native people).

Offensive words/actions: in words “What if,” and “do you.”