Mark Warren presents: The Native Americans of Georgia
Behind every native culture that has developed across our continent is a common driving force: a sense of place. The land itself has always dictated what kind of life its inhabitants would lead. This mandate of geography explains why the tribes of the Northwest evolved as superior boat builders and fishermen . . . why the Apaches of the sandy Southwest became peerless trackers . . . and why the Lakotas of the vast plains designed a breakdown tent called a “tipi.”
Here in the East the great shaper of culture was a rich and endless forest with an unparalleled biodiversity of plant species. How did the Great Eastern Woodlands mold the Muskogee and Cherokee who lived here before the intrusion of the Europeans?
Come learn about the influence of the forest itself over the people who lived here. The daily lives of every Eastern native man, woman and child were intimately interwoven with the local trees, the herbs, the vines, the grasses, the birds, the rocks, the deer, the squirrels . . . and the list goes on. You’ll see their handmade crafts, hear their philosophies, and learn the hunting technique that became their trademark.
The lecture will take place from 12-12:30 in the theater followed by a 15 minute question and answer session. After the program, meet us on the 2nd floor balcony for an opportunity to meet Mark and peruse his “Secrets of the Forest” book series. Books will be available for purchase and signing.