Age doesn't count when it comes to learning about history

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Pictured are Roenna Thomas of Sylvester and Manan Green of Roby, the newest members elected to the Fisher County Historical Commission.

Darlene Coker Moore of Sweetwater, presented an outstanding program to 14 members of the Fisher County Historical Commission on September 3rd. No matter your age, you can always learn something new – and we did. She spoke about the Comanche Bands, or Honey Eaters, in Fisher County and how they pushed the Apaches south to San Saba. She described them as a heavily muscled, short people; superb horsemen and horse breeders with a keen sense of humor. She described the duties of the tribe members from warriors, women, Shaman and Medicine Man. She went into depth about their religion and why the number 4 was sacred to them. She spoke of their way of life and the destruction of that way of life in 1875. Ms. Moore concluded her program describing the Indian artifacts she had brought with her including jewelry, pictures, medicine bags, sacred feathers and a medicine bowl she had found in New Mexico.

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