Classes in Ancient Wilderness Skills and Earthlore

(see Classes Page for description of individual classes)

All classes taught by Mark Warren

Spring/Summer 2017 Calendar of Events at MEDICINE BOW

a wilderness school teaching Native American survival skills & Earthlore

Classes for all ages taught by Mark Warren,, 706-864-5928

[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 – There is no better way to learn plants than to study the plants that you see each day around your home, through the seasons. Ask friends and neighbors to join you in discovering Native Americans’ secrets about food, crafts, and medicines. Half- or whole-day explorations available. Call or email for info.

March 4 – THE NATIVE AMERICANS – An evening history lesson in Medicine Bow Lodge. We explore the influence of North American ecosystems on the tribes that settled them, focusing finally on the Cherokees: way of life, philosophies, crafts, and survival skills.  7 p.m. – 9 p.m.  $20

March 12 – ARCHERY RENDEZVOUS – Not a class but an afternoon of adventure 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)

March 25 – THE ART OF ARCHERY – A complete lesson from 1999 World Longbow Champion. For all skill levels, ages 7 to 107. Gear provided or BYO.   $80

April 15 – ALL THINGS FIRE ! – An in-depth class on fire creation: wood selection, pyre building, banking, and fire by friction using the hand drill.  $75

April 16 – ARCHERY RENDEZVOUS – See Mar. 12                            

May 13 – THE ART OF ARCHERY – (See March 25)   $80

May 14 – ROBIN AND MARION MAY DAY TOURNAMENT – Archer couples shoot for a grand prize. $10 ea. (bow/arrow rental add $10)

May 27 – THE WILD PLANTS OF SPRING – Learn to identify and use native plants as food, medicine, and craft. An important class for serious survival students.  $65

June 10 – ADVANCED ARCHERY – A class to polish and fine-tune release, follow-through, and sighting and to learn the best techniques for clout shots and moving targets. All students must be veterans of The Art of Archery class or archers of solid intermediate accomplishments.  $60

June 11 – ARCHERY RENDEZVOUS – See Mar. 12


June 24 – 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


July 8 – 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 22 – THE ART OF ARCHERY – (See March 25) $80

July 23 – ARCHERY RENDEZVOUS – (See Mar. 12)

August 5 – KNIFE & HAWK – The art of throwing knives & tomahawks.   $75

Aug. 12 – 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 of survival. Appropriate for ambulatory elderly.  $60

August 19 –STALKING WILD ANIMALS – The Cherokee discipline for approaching wild animals undetected. For hunters, photographers, observers, and anyone seeking that quantum leap from visitor in the forest to being a part of it.  $60

August 20 –ARCHERY RENDEZVOUS – (See Mar. 12)                           

August 26 – TRACKING – Learn the prints, gaits, and track patterns of the native animals of Appalachia and how to track them. $65

September 2 – THE ART OF ARCHERY – (See March 25) $80


For wilderness classes call or email (see top of schedule) to reserve your spot, 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 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 in March: a new book ~

The first of a four-part series for parents, teachers, & survival students: Secrets of the Forest,Volume One: The Magic and Mystery of Plants and The Lore of Survival by Mark Warren



Call or email to reserve your spot, then mail a check made to Medicine Bow, Ltd. (or to Susan Brown Warren for nutrition classes. For more information on Susan’s classes please visit )

Mail to: 104 Medicine Bow, Dahlonega, GA 30533. 706 864 5928

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