In this hands-on workshop, Dan shares his extensive collection of natural items and replica tools made in the manner of the prehistoric peoples of the Ohio country. Participants will compare Native tools with tools used by settlers and frontiersmen. Which seem more effective? Which are more practical? What did the native peoples make out of rocks, sticks, and animal parts? (Almost everything!)
During this workshop, Dan will talk about home life in the Native villages, share fire-starting techniques, explore games played by the pre-Columbian boys and girls, and examine the important roles played by the “three sisters”—corn, beans, and squash. By adapting to the “modern” 18th-century world, the First Americans may have lost more than they gained.