River Cane: A Cultural Resource and Environmental Haven

8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, March 29, 2024
West Fork of the White River
Registration: $45 (limited to 30 participants)

Learn first-hand about the cultural history of river cane and how indigenous people depended on them for food, shelter, and hunting and what wildlife lives in cane breaks in the Arkansas Ozarks. Weavers, including with the Cherokee Nation, discuss how river cane is used in textiles, while members of the Cherokee Nation teach participants basket weaving techniques and traditions with each person creating their own river cane mat.

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The event is in partnership with the Watershed Conservation Resource Center, Sandi Formica, project director; United Keetoowah Band of Cherokee Indians in Oklahoma; Shawna Cane, Cherokee Nation; Keetoowah Weavers; Theo Witsell, botanist and ecologist; School of Art, University of Arkansas; Beaver Water District.


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This project is supported in part by a grant from the Arkansas Humanities Council and the National Endowment for the Humanities.