Canoe building demonstrated at Benton Fremont/TeTonkaHa Rendezvous

August 8, 2018

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Dick Berreth demonstrated how canoes are built from birch bark.

By Shelly Finzen

The 25th annual Benton- Fremont/Te Tonka Ha Ren­dezvous took place in LakeBenton this past weekend. Although the weather was not the most cooperative, those who attended the event enjoyed the food, fun, and festivities.
Demonstrations took place on Saturday morn­ing. Dick Berreth from near White, South Dakota, taught visitors about build­ing canoes out of birchbark in the traditional way of the Native Americans.

For the full story, read this week’s Lake Benton Valley Journal.

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Photo courtesy of Eric Fish–A tomahawk throw was held during the event, where participants could try their hand at throwing a tomahawk.