Native Americans host crusade

Published 9:35 am Wednesday, May 17, 2017

The inaugural Native American Revival Crusade for Christ took place on Saturday at Cattashowrock Town in Courtland. The event was hosted by the Cheroenhaka (Nottoway Tribe), which periodically hosts powwows and visitors to its palisade village.

Chief Walt “Red Hawk” Brown said he was very pleased by the outcome, adding that around 200 people attended this “Great Awakening of the Holy Spirit,” as the event was subtitled.

Although the day began in overcast and rainy weather, Brown said the skies cleared up when the shofars were sounded. Those are rams’ horns traditionally used as trumpets by Jews in religious ceremonies such as Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur.

Guests included Perry Ennis, author of “Prepare for the Coming of the Messiahs,” the Bezalel Dancers and Curtis Chappel and the Diamond Grove Baptist Church Choir. Chief Rudy Tager and Regina Tager of the Beaver Creek Indians in South Carolina attended along with Ellen Day, who coordinated the shofars, and Jean Mabry, who organized the Bezalel Dancers.

Evangelist for the occasion was Chief Steve Silverheels, the son of Jay Silverheels, who played Tonto on the television series “The Lone Ranger.”

Brown said many people who attended felt healing — spiritual or physical. He added that there are plans to have this revival next year.