Woodland Indian Skills Workshop scheduled at Ft Meigs

Posted Dec 21st, 2007 by Donlyn Meyers  Category: Arts & Entertainment


Ft Meigs , Perrysburg, Ohio, visitor center will ring with native activities on Jan 26, 2008 The Woodland Indian Skills Workshop is designed to give participants a taste of several Great Lakes area native arts and crafts. The Workshop is open to all adults and is designed especially for living history re-enactors who wish to use these skills to make garments and do interpretation at historic sites. Although designed for re-enactors , anyone will enjoy learning native craft techniques .

The annual workshop is packed full of information and gives participants a chance to actually sample various native crafts. This year there are five guest instructors. Mike Burcewicz demonstrates flint knapping and weapon making, Tammy Spillis will be covering natural dyes and plant cordage. Brian Jensen will be teaching beading techniques. Peg Kellins from Clinton Ontario will teach finger weaving. Tina Burns will be demonstrating Moose Hair embroidery . This technique has been almost lost and Tinea is one of the few people still studying the old craft.

A special exhibit of Great Lakes beadwork and porcupine quill work courtesy of Mike Salinski’s of Saginaw, MI, a private collector, will be on display. As a special treat the Woodland Singers will be drumming and teaching Great Lakes songs and dances later in the day.

Pre-registration for the workshop is required. Cost is $35 per person. ( $30 for Ohio Historical Society members) The Workshop begins at 8:30 am and closes at 4:30 pm. All activities will be inside the Ft Meig’s Visitor Center. Participants are encouraged to bring a sack lunch.

There will be additional longer, more indept workshops for moccasin making, sash weaving and woodland pottery on Sunday Jan 27, 2008. These specialty workshops involve additional fees and require pre-registration. For more information about 2008 living history events at Ft Meigs in Perrysburg, OH see the web site at

The Woodland Indian Skills Workshops are sponsored by Ft Meigs, The Ohio Historical Society and Smoke and Fire Co. Smoke and Fire Co , is a re-enactor supply store located at 27 N River Rd. Waterville Ohio. For More information contact Smoke and Fire Co. 419-878-8535 . or .

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