Class Schedule

Fall-Winter 2021-2022 Calendar of

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. ]

 *Please note that all classes on the Fall/Winter Schedule are full except for the Plains Indian Sign Language and Making Fire by Hand Drill. If you are interested in signing up for either of these classes, or being added to the wait list for another class, please email Mark.  

Sept. 4 – ADVANCED ARCHERY – For students who have taken the Art of Archery class. Fine-tune sighting, release, and follow-through. Learn four new techniques: Clout-shots, micro-shots, timed shots, and moving target.  $70

Sept. 19 – ARCHERY RENDEZVOUS – Not instruction, but adventure for established archers of all skill levels using a handicap system as they vie for the SILVER ARROW. 1– 4 pm.   $10 (with bow rental add $10)

Oct. 2 – 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. Gear provided or BYO.  $80

Oct. 17 – ARCHERY RENDEZVOUS – (see above at Sept. 19)    $10

Oct. 30 – THE WILD PLANTS OF AUTUMN – Learn the wild herbs, shrubs, trees, fruits, nuts, roots, bark, and vines of the season that the Cherokees used for food, medicines, and craft material.   $65

Nov. 13 – CHEROKEE STALKING – Learn the discipline for approaching wild animals undetected, whether for photography, hunting, or observing. $65

Nov. 21 – ARCHERY RENDEZVOUS – (see above at Sept. 19)  $10

Dec. 11 – THE ART OF ARCHERY – Instruction (See Oct. 2) $80

Dec. 18 – 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

Dec. 19 – ARCHERY RENDEZVOUS – (see Sept. 19)  $10

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

Jan. 15 – The 11th Annual Attempt at a SPELLING 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.  $8 per person

Jan. 16 – ARCHERY RENDEZVOUS – (see Sept. 19)  $10

Jan. 29 – TO BUILD A FIRE – An in-depth class on foolproof pyre construction and lighting. Includes: wood selection, architecture, and proper fuel layering for a sustainable one-match fire. Never fail again.  $60

FEB. 12 – 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, and craft materials.  $65

FEB. 13  – ST. VALENTINE’S ARCHERY TOURNAMENT – Bring your archer partner. Teams of 2 compete for a Valentine treasure.  $10/archer

Feb. 26 – THE ART OF ARCHERY – instruction (see Oct. 2)  $80

Mar. 12 – MAKING FIRE BY THE HAND DRILL – Learn the form and endurance needed to create fire by (probably) the first method of paleo-history.  $70

 To Sign Up For a Class
Reserve your spot by email or phone. Each class is filled to its limit by a first-come-first-served receipt of check. Email: medicinebow(at) Phone: 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.

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