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Team Beale celebrates American Indian Heritage Month

Lucky Preston addresses the audience during an American Indian Heritage Month event Nov. 19, 2015, at Beale Air Force Base, California. Preston is a member of the Pit River tribe of northern California. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Zachary Vucic)

Lucky Preston addresses the audience during an American Indian Heritage Month event Nov. 19, 2015, at Beale Air Force Base, California. Preston is a member of the Pit River tribe of northern California. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Zachary Vucic)

Lucky Preston performs a song during an American Indian Heritage Month event Nov. 19, 2015, at Beale Air Force Base, California. In 1990, President George H. W. Bush approved a joint resolution designating November, National American Indian Heritage Month. Similar proclamations, under variants on the name (including Native American Heritage Month and National American Indian and Alaska Native Heritage Month) have been issued each year since 1994. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Zachary Vucic)

Lucky Preston performs a song during an American Indian Heritage Month event Nov. 19, 2015, at Beale Air Force Base, California. In 1990, President George H. W. Bush approved a joint resolution designating November, National American Indian Heritage Month. Similar proclamations, under variants on the name (including Native American Heritage Month and National American Indian and Alaska Native Heritage Month) have been issued each year since 1994. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Zachary Vucic)

Lucky Preston plays a drone flute during an American Indian Heritage Month event Nov. 19, 2015, at Beale Air Force Base, California. The drone flute is a unique instrument because one side plays the melody of the song, while the other side holds a “drone” note. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Zachary Vucic)

Lucky Preston plays a drone flute during an American Indian Heritage Month event Nov. 19, 2015, at Beale Air Force Base, California. The drone flute is a unique instrument because one side plays the melody of the song, while the other side holds a “drone” note. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Zachary Vucic)

Lucky Preston lights sage in preparation for a Sage Blessing during an American Indian Heritage Month event Nov. 19, 2015, at Beale Air Force Base, California. In 1990, President George H. W. Bush approved a joint resolution designating November, National American Indian Heritage Month. Similar proclamations, under variants on the name (including Native American Heritage Month and National American Indian and Alaska Native Heritage Month) have been issued each year since 1994. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Zachary Vucic)

Lucky Preston lights sage in preparation for a Sage Blessing during an American Indian Heritage Month event Nov. 19, 2015, at Beale Air Force Base, California. In 1990, President George H. W. Bush approved a joint resolution designating November, National American Indian Heritage Month. Similar proclamations, under variants on the name (including Native American Heritage Month and National American Indian and Alaska Native Heritage Month) have been issued each year since 1994. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Zachary Vucic)

Senior Master Sgt. Duane Sheperd of the 9th Maintenance Group presents Lucky Preston with a certificate of appreciation during an American Indian Heritage Month event Nov. 19, 2015, at Beale Air Force Base, California. Preston spoke to the meaning of Thanksgiving and performed several musical renditions and Native American blessings. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Zachary Vucic)

Senior Master Sgt. Duane Sheperd of the 9th Maintenance Group presents Lucky Preston with a certificate of appreciation during an American Indian Heritage Month event Nov. 19, 2015, at Beale Air Force Base, California. Preston spoke to the meaning of Thanksgiving and performed several musical renditions and Native American blessings. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Zachary Vucic)

Lucky Preston performs a Sage Blessing during an American Indian Heritage Month event Nov. 19, 2015, at Beale Air Force Base, California. Preston is a lecturer and instructor of Native American history, arts and jewelry. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Zachary Vucic)

Lucky Preston performs a Sage Blessing during an American Indian Heritage Month event Nov. 19, 2015, at Beale Air Force Base, California. Preston is a lecturer and instructor of Native American history, arts and jewelry. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Zachary Vucic)

BEALE AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- Team Beale celebrated American Indian Heritage Month at the Recce Point Club on Beale Air Force Base, California, Nov. 19, 2015.


President George H.W. Bush approved a joint resolution designated November, "National American Heritage Month." Similar proclamations, under variants on the name (including "Native American Heritage Month" and National American Indian and Alaska Native Heritage Month ")  have been issued each year since 1994.