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By Stephanie Thompson
People Editor 

Leatherworker keeps traditions alive


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Simone Keevert demonstrates how to put a braid wrap into hair. This is just one of many items she makes out of leather.

Sometimes finding out about one's past can lead to a hobby they never thought about before.

For Green River resident Simone Keevert, this is a reality.

Keevert was adopted as a child and she searched for her birth parents for years. Eventually, she found her brother and discovered she was part of a Native American tribe. After more research, Keevert found out she was a part of the Delaware Cherokee tribe out of Toronto, Canada.

"I thought 'wow what a rich culture,"' Keevert said.

Keevert learned even more about her cultural background when she was working as a DJ at a radio station. There s...

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