Class Schedule

Fall 2019 and Winter 2020 Calendar of Events at MEDICINE BOW

teaching Native American survival skills & Earthlore

Classes for all ages taught by Mark Warren,


[Private classes also available at Medicine Bow or at the site of your choice.]

Pre-registration is required for all events.

~ Classes for all ages taught by Mark Warren
Pre-registration is required for all events unless otherwise noted.

AUG. 31 – A WALK IN THE SUMMER WOODS – A multi-themed study of wildflowers, insects, birds, creek life, wildlife, tracks, trees, edible and medicinal plants, scat, and Indian secrets relating to survival. Appropriate for ambulatory elderly.            $60

SEPT. 7 – 8  – DAHLONEGA TRAIL FEST – A celebration of the Appalachian Trail and those who walk it. Held just a block north of Dahlonega Square. Meet outfitters, gear vendors, authors, and hikers. Enjoy workshops, speakers, music, and food. Mark Warren presents a talk called “Survival Tricks of the Trail” and leads a walk called “Through the Eyes of the Cherokee.” Go to  Free of charge.

SEPT. 15 – ARCHERY RENDEZVOUS – Not instruction, but fun and adventure for archers of varying skill levels using a handicap system as they vie for the SILVER ARROW. Excellent family opportunity, 1– 4 pm.  $10 per person  (bow/arrow rental add $10 per bow)

OCT. 6 – ARCHERY RENDEZVOUS – (see above at Sept. 15)   $10

NOV. 1 – 3  – HEMLOCKFEST –A family event with live music, educational tours, camping, lake canoeing, knife throwing, arts and crafts, and more at Starbridge Retreat outside Dahlonega. (See for price and directions.)

NOV. 23 – THE ART OF ARCHERY – Learn the best blend of Native American, Old English, and modern styles. For ages 10 to 110 and all skill levels. Learn the melding of strength and grace known to the best archers of history. Taught by 1999 World Longbow Champion. Archery gear provided or BYO.    $80

NOV. 24 – ARCHERY RENDEZVOUS – (see above at Sept. 15)   $10

DEC. 7 – CHEROKEE STALKING – Learn the discipline for approaching wild animals undetected, whether for photography, hunting, or observing.          $65

DEC. 14 – PLAINS INDIAN SIGN LANGUAGE – An evening class inside Medicine Bow Lodge to learn the native skill of speaking with your hands. Bring a friend, so you’ll have someone in your life with whom you can sign.  $20 per person

DEC. 15 – ARCHERY RENDEZVOUS – (see Sept. 15)    $10

DEC. 28 – MAKING FIRE WITH THE BOW DRILL – Learn to create fire by friction, the Indian way.   $70

JAN. 11 – THE ART OF ARCHERY – (instruction, see above Nov. 23)    $80

JAN. 19 – ARCHERY RENDEZVOUS –    (see Sept. 15)   $10

JAN. 19 – 9th Annual SPELLING/VOCABULARY BEE – An evening event in Medicine Bow Lodge inviting all who love the words of the English language. First prize: Free workshop at Medicine Bow.  $5 per person

FEB. 8  – KNIFE & HAWK – Learn to throw knife and tomahawk.  Projectiles provided or bring your own.    $70

FEB. 16 – ST. VALENTINE’S ARCHERY RENDEZVOUS – Bring your archer paramour, or come find a handsome hero/heroine companion. Archer teams compete for a Valentine treasure.  $10 (add $10 for bow/arrow rental)

FEB. 29 – A STUDY OF WINTER TREES – Learn to identify trees by bark patterns, leaf scars, growth characteristics, winter remnants, and habitat. Learn Cherokee uses of trees as foods, medicines, insect repellents, and craft materials.  $65

MAR. 7 – THE ART OF ARCHERY – (instruction, see Nov. 23)   $80


Reserve your spot by email or phone, then mail a check or money order made to: Medicine Bow, Ltd. 104 Medicine Bow, Dahlonega, GA 30533


Each class is filled to its limit by a first-come-first-served receipt of check made payable to:  MEDICINE BOW,  LTD.  A check received after a class fills is, of course, returned in full.  A cancellation 7 full days before class also returned in full.  Cancellation by 4 full days before class, 50% returned or 60% applied to future workshop.