JSU’s Little River Canyon Field School Presents Native American Crafts, Legends, & Lore August 9 – 10, 2002
JACKSONVILLE -- July 10, 2002 --
Come join Jacksonville State University’s Little River Canyon Field
School for a weekend full of Native American crafts and lore at DeSoto
State Park! The festivities begin in the evening on Friday, August 9th, from 8:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at the DeSoto State Park Campground. There
Billy Whitefox, an elder of a Creek Indian Tribe in northwestern
Florida, and Linda Prejeant will teach you about the importance of art,
and the necessities of craft in Indian life. They will exhibit
materials made by Indian artists of different tribes. There is no fee
for this event, but seating is limited so come early and bring a chair
if you can.
On Saturday morning from 8:00 a.m. until noon--Billy Whitefox will conduct a workshop in the traditional Indian methods of copper jewelry making. You can choose from a variety of jewelry pieces to make-and-take such as a bracelet, pair or earrings, ring or necklace. Pre-registration is required, and the class limit is 8 people. The cost for the class is $50.00 per person, or you can pay $80.00 to attend both workshops. This event will be held at the DeSoto State Park Nature Center.
Saturday afternoon from 1:00 – 4:00 p.m.--you can join Linda Prejeant to learn the basics of leather crafting. You will also make a medicine bag to take with you. All basic materials are furnished; however, you can purchase extra materials and/or embellishments at the event. Pre-registration is required, and the class limit is 8 people. The cost for the class is $40.00 per person, or you can pay $80.00 to attend both workshops. This event will be held at the DeSoto State Park Nature Center.
Saturday evening from 8:00 – 9:00 p.m.--you can join Billy Whitefox in the DeSoto State Park Campground for an introduction to Indian legends and music. Billy, the first-place winner of the 2001 International Native American Flute Competition, will tell tribal stories and play his handmade rivercane flute. There is no fee for this event, and again seating is limited.
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