Audubon Acres Has Historic Walk Through Of Native American Life Oct. 24

Thursday, September 24, 2020

Audubon Acres will host an immersive Native American program spanning a timeline of 1400-1800 where participants will learn the facets of daily tasks of Native American life. 

The event will be held on Saturday, Oct. 24, from 1-5 p.m. at Audubon Acres, 900 N. Sanctuary Road.

Learn how the Native Americans sustained themselves within these Americas benefiting from the natural use of remnants from animals (deer, turkey, snake and more) that were used as their daily tools. Learn how the commonality of the tribes helped them to customize their daily tasks making each tribal culture its own.

The program is a joint presentation of the Spirit of the Veteran & Warrior Board and the Chattanooga Audubon Society. It will feature Gina "Tyhiska" Torres, James "Bo Standing Oak" Ellison, Kathy "Sparrow/Hawk" Ellison, DaWoud Mujahid, and Michelle Neubel as Native American presenters.

Various sessions will include:

Flints: creating hunting materials from deer leg

The importance of Basket weaving for food storage

Clay pottery

Blow dart, long spears, netting for fishing

Canning - kitchen preparations - creating natural stain from boiled macerated acorns and use dried ground acorns for flour to make flat bread

Clothing - Regalia designs and what and where the location of decoration meant for the women's phase of life

Instruments - use of squash gourd as a drum

Trading - beading characteristics, European settlers, furs

Jewelry - glass beads – French

Foods - Foraging, growth of the original indigenous permaculture, farming - Cherokees, berries, the three sisters - corn, squash, and beans, creation of the outdoor kitchen

Herbs - inhalation - Mullein example, maintain immunity, sour grass, et cetera.

The Chattanooga Audubon Society at Audubon Acres is a Certified Historic Site on the Trail of Tears. It pays homage to the Native Americans who farmed here and were forced off their land. This unique event links our history with the Native Americans who once dwelled on this land.

Admission will be $10 per person a limited number of tickets will be sold. 

For more information contact Darlene Carlson, executive director, at dcarlson@chattaudubon.org, 892-1499 or visit https://www.chattanoogaaudubon.org/nativelearning


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