Class Schedule

Spring/Summer 2019 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.

 A Plant Workshop in Your Backyard – Survival skills begin with plant knowledge. There is no better way to learn plants than to study those you see each day around your home, through the seasons. Ask friends to join you in discovering Native Americans’ secrets about food, crafts, and medicines. Call or email for information.

 March 24 – TO BUILD A FIRE – An in-depth class on wood selection, pyre architecture, and proper fuel layering for a one-match fire. Never fail again.       $50

April 7 – THE ART OF ARCHERY – A complete lesson from 1999 World Longbow Champion. For all skill levels, ages 8 to 108. Gear provided or BYO.    $80

April 21 – ARCHERY RENDEZVOUS – Not a class but a fun afternoon for archers of all skill levels (except raw beginners) to win the SILVER ARROW. Quality family time. 1 p.m. – 4 p.m.  $10 per person: (bow rental add $10)

May 12 – ROBIN AND MARIAN MAY DAY TOURNAMENT Archer couples shoot for a grand prize.  $10 ea. (bow/arrow rental add $10)

May 25 – THE WILD PLANTS OF SPRINGLearn to identify and use native plants as food, medicine, and craft. An important class for serious survival students.    $65

June 8 – THE ART OF ARCHERY (See April 7)    $80

June 16 – ARCHERY RENDEZVOUS – (See Apr. 21)    $10

June 22 – KNIFE & HAWK – Learn to throw knife and tomahawk with power and accuracy. Weapons provided or bring your own.    $70

June 22 – PLAINS INDIAN SIGN LANGUAGE – An evening class in Medicine Bow Lodge to learn how to perform this historic communication. 7 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. (Bring a friend so you’ll have someone to sign to in your life.)    $20/person

June 29 – A STUDY OF TREES – Learn to identify trees by bark patterns, leaves, grain, smell, and habitat and learn their pragmatic Cherokee uses (foods, medicines, bows, arrows, bowls, coals, cordage, fire-creation). Appropriate for ambulatory elderly.   $60

July 6 – STALKING WILD ANIMALS – The Cherokee discipline for approaching wild animals undetected. For hunters, photographers, observers, and anyone seeking that quantum leap in the forest from visitor to participant.   $60

July 20 – TRACKINGLearn the prints, gaits, and track patterns of native animals of Appalachia and how to track them.     $65

July 21 – ARCHERY RENDEZVOUS – (See Apr. 21)    $10  

August 3 – FIRE BY FRICTIONLearn the technique of creating fire with the bow-drill. Each student takes home his/her complete fire kit.   $75

August 17 – THE ART OF ARCHERY (See April 7)   $80

August 18 –ARCHERY RENDEZVOUS – (See Apr. 21)    $10

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


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.

~ Coming this October ~

Promised Land, the final book of Mark Warren’s historical novel trilogy, Wyatt Earp, an American Odyssey, will cover the most celebrated period of the iconic lawman’s life, including the “O.K. Corral gunfight,” assassin’s attacks on the Earp brothers, and the infamous vendetta ride.


Book and Lecture Events

Special Announcement! Born to the Badge has been honored as a

“2019 Spur Award Finalist”


July 10 – Cumming Library in Cumming, GA Main Branch – Mark will present a program on “Cherokee Medicines and How They Can be Used Today.” Find out more here!

July 18 – Eagle Eye Book Shop – Mark will present “Using the Plants and Trees of the Cherokee.” A slide presentation on how some of the most common native plants and trees were used by the Cherokee for food, medicine, insect repellent, crafts, shelter and fire. Get all the details here!

July 31  – Wesley Woods in Newnan, GA – Excited to be presenting at another Wesley Woods location! Come on down to Newnan for a good dose of the old West! Find out all the details here!

August 10 – Main Street Books in Davidson, NC – Mark will share a new slide presentation on “What Made Wyatt Earp Tick?” Check it out here!

August 11 – Scuppernong Books in Greensboro, NC – Wine with your presentation? Scuppernong’s offers a full cafe, so come on out and enjoy a presentation and discussion on all things Earp! Link to all the info here!

August 14 – Cumming Library Main Branch in Cumming, GA – A local presentation on “What Made Wyatt Earp Tick? If you have not see this program yet, you won’t want to miss it! Find out more here!

September 6, 7, 8 – Dahlonega Trail Fest – Join us for a weekend of celebrating the Appalachian Trail. There will be classes, guest speakers, food, beer and vendors. Come on up to the mountains! All the info here!

September 22 – Hampton Park Library in Cumming, GA –  Mark will present a program on “Cherokee Medicines and How They Can be Used Today.” Get the scoop here!

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