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The haunting sound of Native American flutes and a tribute to the late Betty Seabury Mitchell (c1914-2013) accompanied Community Day at the Mitchell Museum of the American Indian on Oct. 26.
Museum co-founder Mrs. Mitchell was saluted for her “pure, unmitigated love for Native Americans” by Father Peter J. Powell, a founding board member of the museum and pastor of St. Augustine’s Center for American Indians.
Jane Gaudio, of Evanston and Quebec, gave a brief history of Native American flutes and demonstrated their different tones before a packed room of enthusiastic listeners. She invited everyone to join the museum’s Thursday flute circle, where she learned to play “on an instrument that just doesn’t have a wrong note,” at 3001 Central St.