Spring/Summer 2018 Calendar of Events at

teaching Native American survival skills & Earthlore
Classes for all ages taught by Mark Warren

I’d like to share with you some of my upcoming book events! I hope to see some familiar faces, and enjoy some great conversations with you! – Please visit the “books” page for schedule of events 


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

March 18 – 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 31 – 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. – 8:30 p.m.          $20

April 14 – 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 29 – ARCHERY RENDEZVOUS – (See March 18)     $10

May 5 – TO BUILD A FIRE – An in-depth class on wood selection, pyre architecture, banking, and the grand finale experience of creating fire by friction using the hand drill.          $50

May 19 – 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

May 20 – ROBIN AND MARIAN MAY DAY TOURNAMENT – Archer couples shoot for a grand prize.                $10 ea. (bow/arrow rental add $10)

June 2 – THE ART OF ARCHERY – (See April 14)         $80

June 3 – ARCHERY RENDEZVOUS – (See March 18)       $10

June 6 – 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 23 – 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 14 – 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 – ARCHERY RENDEZVOUS – (See March 18)      $10

July 28 – TRACKING – Learn the prints, gaits, and track patterns of native animals of Appalachia and how to track them.                 $65

August 4 – THE ART OF ARCHERY – (See April 14)             $80

Aug. 18 – 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

August 19 –ARCHERY RENDEZVOUS – (See March 18)           $10

August 25 – KNIFE & HAWK – (See March 17)                $75

Reserve your spot by email or phone, then mail a check or money order made to:
Medicine Bow, Ltd. 104 Medicine Bow, Dahlonega, GA 30533POLICY
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 this year . . . two new books ~
The 3rd of a 4-part series for parents, teachers, & survival students: Secrets of the Forest, Volume Three: Eye to Eye with the Animals of the Wild and At Play in the Wild by Mark Warren
The 2nd in a trilogy of historical novels: Born to the Badge (from Wyatt Earp, an American Odyssey)