Class Schedule

Fall/Winter 2018/2019 Calendar of Events at

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.

SEPT. 2 – ARCHERY RENDEZVOUS – Not a class of instruction, but fun and adventure for archers of varying skill levels using a handicap system to win the SILVER ARROW. An excellent family opportunity, 1 pm – 4 pm.  $10 per person  (bow/arrow rental add $10 per bow)

SEPT. 8-9 – 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 “Plants of the Cherokee.”   Free of charge.

SEPT. 16 – THE ART OF ARCHERYLearn 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

OCT. 14 – ARCHERY RENDEZVOUS(see above at Sept. 2)     $10

OCT. 27 – THE PLANTS OF AUTUMNA field study of the medicinal, edible, and crafting plants of Southern Appalachia.   $75

NOV. 2-4  – HEMLOCKFESTA 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 dir.) Mark Warren will lead walks on the Cherokee uses of plants.

NOV. 17 – CHEROKEE STALKING – Learn the discipline for approaching wild animals undetected, whether for photography, hunting, or observing.       $65

NOV. 17 – PLAINS INDIAN SIGN LANGUAGE – An evening class inside Medicine Bow Lodge to learn the 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

NOV. 18 – ARCHERY RENDEZVOUS(see above at Sept. 2)     $10

DEC. 1 – THE ART OF ARCHERY(instruction, see above Sept. 16)     $80

DEC. 8 – MAKING FIRE BY THE HAND DRILL – Learn the oldest method of creating fire by friction, the Indian way.    $70

DEC. 9 – ARCHERY RENDEZVOUS – (see Sept. 2)     $10

JAN. 5 – TRACKING – Learn the prints, gaits, and track patterns of the animals of Appalachia and how to read and follow a trail.   $65

JAN. 13 – ARCHERY RENDEZVOUS     (see Sept. 2)   $10

JAN. 26  – KNIFE & HAWK – Learn to throw knife and tomahawk.  Projectiles provided or bring your own.   $70

JAN. 26 – 8th Annual SPELLING/VOCABULARY BEEAn evening event in Medicine Bow Lodge inviting all who love the words of the English language. First prize: Free workshop at Medicine Bow.    $8 per person

FEB. 2 – THE ART OF ARCHERY(instruction, see Sept. 16)      $80

FEB. 10 – 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. 16 – A WALK IN THE WINTER WOODS A multi-themed study of plants, birds, ecology, wildlife & their tracks and scat, trees, edibles, medicinals, and Cherokee survival secrets. Appropriate for the ambulatory elderly.    $60

MAR. 2 – A STUDY OF WINTER TREESLearn to identify trees by bark patterns, leaf scars, growth characteristics, winter remnants, and habitat. Learn Cherokee uses of trees as foods, medicines, and craft materials.     $60

MAR. 10 – ARCHERY RENDEZVOUS    ( see Sept. 2 )    $10


To Sign Up For a Class

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. Email: or call 706-864-5928

Cancellation Policy

For a cancellation 7 full days before class, fee is returned in full.  Cancellation by 4 full days before class, 50% returned or 60% applied to future workshop.

Book and Lecture Events

“Here are some of my upcoming book events! I hope to see some familiar faces, and enjoy some great conversations with you!” – Mark


January 13 – Peach and the Porkchop hosts “A Novel Idea” in Roswell, GA – This unique family restaurant will host 6 local authors to speak about their books while guests enjoy fabulous southern gourmet offerings. More details here!

January 19 – Hall County “Meet the Authors” event in Gainesville, GA – An opportunity to meet with local North Georgia authors. Mark will be there books in hand! Find the info here!

January 27 – Wesley Woods Towers in Atlanta, GA – “Wyatt Earp, An American Odyssey,” has met with the approval of a discerning group of Western historians as well as lovers of the historical fiction genre. I hope you will join us for this lecture on Mark’s books and his research (including pictures.)  Get more details here!

February 5 – Sautee Nachoochee Center in Sautee Nacoochee, GA – Join us for a presentation on “Wyatt Earp, An American Odyssey,” at this beautiful North Georgia Cultural Center. Mark will present “The Rocky Road of Researching Wyatt Earp.” This will be a lunch presentation. More details here!

February 9 – Barnes & Noble Town Center Prado in Marietta, GA – Mark presents newly released “Born the Badge”, second book in the Earp trilogy. Stop by and say hello! All of Mark’s books will be available at this signing event. Get the scoop here!

February 23 – Elachee Nature and Science Center in Gainesville, GA – Check out this Environmental Educator Workshop for teachers preschool through 1st grade. Mark will teach 2 of the many classes offered. More info here!

February 24 – Malaprops Bookstore and Cafe in Asheville, NC – The “Secrets of the Forest” series makes their debut in North Carolina! Mark will be presenting the “The Ancient Ways of the Cherokee” at this great little Indie Bookstore in Asheville.  Check it out here!

March 16 – Raptor Fest at Elachee Nature Center in Gainesville, GA – Mark will be one of the special guests leading nature walks at this festival style event which will focus on wild birds of prey. Mark will have books for sale at this event. More info here!

April 6 – Dunwoody Nature Center in Dunwoody, GA – Mark will present “The Ancient Ways of the Native Americans, and How We Can Revive Them Today.”  Mark is excited to partner with this beautiful, local nature center. Come on out and enjoy this free event.  Program info here!

April 20 – Earth Day Festival at Reflection Riding Arboretum and Nature Center, Chattanooga, TN – Mark will present 2 nature walks entitled “Through the Eyes of the Cherokee” at this festival which will feature a multitude of programs and activities, as well as a large native plant sale. More details to come. Save the date!

April 27 – Blue Heron Nature Center in Buckhead – This 30 acre nature preserve right in the heart of Buckhead will celebrate Earth Day Festivities and will include plant walks with Mark Warren. Come learn about the food, medicine, and crafts of the Cherokee and Muskogee tribes. More details to come. Save the date!

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