Kids get Native American look at Thanksgiving

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URBANA, Ill. (WCIA) — Some daycare kids learned the story behind Thanksgiving Thursday.

A family brought Native American artifacts and dressed the parts. The family says it’s important children understand both sides of the holiday.

There were real bear skins, handmade drums and a rain stick. The group of 3-year olds sat in awe at Little Hearts Little Hands Daycare.

Chris Doxtator does the presentations in honor of his father who use dot travel around Indiana and schools in Urbana talking about Native American heritage.

The kids got the chance to touch the skins, pound on drums and see some original artwork. Doxtator says he loves to share his culture with others, especially young ones.

There were three groups of kids who were pretty quiet until question time. One wanted to share he’s thankful for carrots! You never know what kids will say. The kids were very interested in the presentation.

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