The 3rd Annual Gathering of the Sizemore Tribe was held on Aug. 11 & 12th , 2017. On the Friday the 11th the Tribal Council, accompanied by some of their family members, toured the area occupied by our ancestors since the early 1700’s. Lunch was enjoyed on top of Whitetop Mtn. surrounded by clouds and beautiful scenery. The second day, The Gathering was held at New River State Park. Here ceremony, food, crafts, and a traditional Stickball game were enjoyed by all in attendance. The Gathering always provides us with ample chances to learn our traditions, see our fellow members and share the beauty of our home lands along the New River. When you are there it is easy to see why our our Ancestors chose to return here and finally settle after a century of being displaced by a growing nation. Here the majesty, grandeur, solitude and peace of the natural world will put you at ease and hold you in their memory till you can be there again. Here you know the meaning of Hihi.
Members of the tribe attended the 22th Annual American Indian Heritage Celebration in Raleigh, NC on November 14, 2017. Representatives from all eight state recognized tribes were present in the state’s capital. There were crafts, storytelling, singing and dancing, and hands on activities. Here is an example of a social song sung by Arnold Richardson and […]