History Alive: The Cherokees of Southern Appalachia

November 20, 2021 9:30 am - 11:30 am
Donaldson-Bannister Farm4831 Chamblee-Dunwoody Road, DunwoodyDunwoody GA 30338
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Join us as Mark Warren reveals how the land of Southern Appalachia dictated the culture of the Cherokees. The mountains, the plants, the animals, and the stone all played their parts. The daily life of this tribe was guided by an intimacy and reverence for nature that our present culture has not tried to emulate. The result of this oversight is revealed in our lack of understanding about the forest and in the careless treatment of the environment.

This program will include a great deal of show-and-tell, items brought by the presenter to share with the audience.  Learn about Cherokee crafts, weapons, hunting techniques, philosophies, religion, clothing, tools, foods, medicines, and games. The final portion of the presentation will probe the fate of the Cherokees after European encroachment. Regardless of their willingness to model their lives on white civilization and to be an ally to the young United States, these native people were driven from their homeland along the infamous Trail of Tears, one of the most shameful chapters of American history.

Mark Warren, owner of Medicine Bow Wilderness School in Dahlonega, GA has been teaching nature and survival skills of the Cherokee and Muscogee tribes to adults and children for more than 45 years.


$5 for DPT members. $10 for non DPT members.


No reservations required.

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