Video: Tombigbee Pioneer Day Goes Back In Time
TUPELO, Miss. (WCBI) – For twenty years a group of North Mississippians have been recreating the pioneer spirit.
Saturday the Tombigbee Pioneer Group put on its last living history program of 2018, at the Natchez Trace Visitors Center in Tupelo.
The group demonstrated the various craft and life skills that were part of everyday existence for the pioneers who actually lived along the Natchez Trace.
The Group believes it is important for the people of Saturday to understand just how tough life was for their ancestors.
“There’s a saying among historians that if you don’t know where you’ve been you don’t know where you’re going. We feel it’s important especially for the kids to know how their ancestors lived and to see the advantages that they have today that their ancestors did not have,” said Group Leader Pat Arinder.
Arinder, who is one of the founders of the group, says there are about a dozen members. And he encourages anyone who has an interest in early American history to become part of the group. He says they are looking for people who have pottery or blacksmith skills to join.