Thunderbird Atlatl will be returning to the Great Lakes Traditional Art Gathering on Drummond Island, Michigan July 9 to 13.
Bob Berg will be teaching about natural resin adhesives and atlatl dart making. Cheryll Berg will be on hand to help out. The atlatl courses will also include an Atlatls on Water target course. On the adhesives side, Bob will focus on birch tar, traditional resins and dop hafting.
Bob’s classes are only a few of the amazing schedule of classes offered during the program. Other topics include historic technology and crafts, textiles and fiber arts; metal arts; language, oral traditions, music and dance; hunting and fishing; maritime traditions; natural history and sustainability; foods and cooking; shelter arts; bushcraft; symposiums and programs for children.
Instructors include Erik Vosteen, Dave Shananquet, Daisy Kostus, George Martin, Jennie Brown, Peter McCreedy, Barry Keegan, Mike Miller, Craig Perdue, Sam Thayer, Waaseyaa’sin Christine Sy, Roger LaBine, Rachel Mifsud, Ben Piersma, Larry Horrigan, Ferdy Goode, Amy Schmidt, Tim Carr, Carly Shananaquet, Bob Love, Chris Hornby, Hugh Covert, George Hedgepeth, Georgia Donovan, Keith Knecht, Jan Zender, Rochelle Dale and others.
Click on the link above to find out more details out about the event and information about registering. It’s definitely worth a trip to Drummond Island in Michigan’s beautiful Upper Peninsula to spend a few days learning about the traditions that have brought us all forward to today.
These photos show Thunderbird Atlatl’s atlatl fishing excursion (after a full day of preparation!) last year at the Great Lakes Traditional Arts Gathering.