History Alive – The Cherokees of Southern Appalachia: A talk and show-&-tell

History Alive - The Cherokees of Southern Appalachia: A talk and show-&-tell

Date(s): Nov 20, 2021
Time: 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
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Join us for History Alive when Mark Warren comes back and shares a talk and show & tell about The Cherokees of Southern Appalachia. This program 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 Mark Warren, owner of Medicine Bow Wilderness School in Dahlonega, 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.

To be held at the Donaldson-Bannister Farm (4831 ChambleeDunwoody Road, Dunwoody, GA 30338). Saturday, November 20, 2021 / 9:30-11am /$5 for DPT members. $10 for non DPT
members. No reservations required.