Evening Lecture: Mark Warren on Native American Medicines of the Southeast
January 25 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
EMBARK ON A JOURNEY INTO NATIVE AMERICAN MEDICINES OF THE SOUTHEAST WITH THE ESTEEMED AWARD-WINNING AUTHOR AND NATURALIST, MARK WARREN.
Join us on January 25th for an evening lecture where Mark Warren will guide you through the rich and varied flora of the Southeast, which once fulfilled all the needs of its original inhabitants.
In our modern era, we often overlook the invaluable gifts of the Southeast’s flora, leading to a noticeable disconnect from an intimate relationship with nature. This lecture, however, aims to reintroduce practical knowledge about utilizing regional plants for a spectrum of common ailments. From addressing minor issues like cuts, stings, head lice, and rashes to more significant concerns such as gallstones, dysentery, nausea, and skin cancer, the presentation covers a comprehensive range.
Participants will not only gain insights into Native American medicines but also learn field preparation techniques. This knowledge empowers individuals to reconnect with the natural world, fostering a more sustainable and harmonious coexistence with the environment, one person at a time.
GET TO KNOW THE SPEAKER
Mark Warren is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of the University of Georgia. At Medicine Bow, his nationally renowned wilderness school in the Southern Appalachians, he teaches nature classes and primitive survival skills. The National Wildlife Federation named him Georgia’s Conservation Educator of the Year in 1980. In 1998 Mark became the U.S. National Champion in whitewater canoeing, and in 1999 he won the World Championship Longbow title.
Warren has written extensively about nature for local and national magazines. He lectures on Native American history and survival skills, and Western Frontier History presenting at museums and cultural centers around the country. He is a member of The Historical Novel Society, the Wild West History Association, and Western Writers of America. His Wyatt Earp, An American Odyssey trilogy was honored by WWA’s Spur Awards, The Historical Novel Society, and the 2020 Will Rogers Medallion Awards. Warren is a 2022 Georgia Author of the Year recipient for his book Song of the Horseman (Finalist, Literary Fiction). Indigo Heaven, The Westering Trail Travesties, and his short story, The Cowboy, The Librarian, and The Broomsman, are Will Rogers Medallion Award winners.
Mr. Warren has fifteen traditionally published books: from Lyons Press, Two Winters in a Tipi and Secrets of the Forest (a four-volume series on nature and primitive skills), from Five Star – Gale Cengage and Two Dot, Wyatt Earp, An American Odyssey (a historical fiction trilogy on the life of Wyatt Earp,) from Five Star – Gale Cengage Indigo Heaven, The Cowboy, The Librarian and the Broomsman from the anthology Librarians of the West: A Quartet, The Westering Trail Travesties, and A Last Serenade for Billy Bonney, and from Speaking Volumes, Song of the Horseman, Last of the Pistoleers, and A Tale Twice Told.