Buck, a retired Bell South executive, has become a respected instructor at the Earthskills Gatherings, as well as Rabbitstick in Idaho and Winter Count in Arizona.  You can reach him at 770-540-3434 or via email at kew711@bellsouth.net.
With 30 years of teaching experience in the GA public school system, Richie has 'teaching' in his blood.  And that shows in his eagerness to share the knowledge he has gained in over 20 years of studying and practicing primitive living skills. He currently demonstrates at several Native Powwows and Cultural events, and many school day programs. Contact Richie at rgtaylor58@aol.com
Buck Windsor and Richie Taylor met at the Rivercane Rendezvous at Unicoi State Park in the early 90's.  They began sharing what they'd learned with others and soon WAYS OF THE ANCESTORS was born.  Since then they have presented for hundreds of special events, schools, churches, Scout groups and others!
NOW YOU CAN LEARN HOW TO:
start fires without matches
tan animal skins for clothing   
make tools from stone and bone                                                  
set -up and live in a tipi
cook primitively without modern utensils
     using only hot stones and other natural  materials               
make natural cordage/rope
identify and use edible/medicinal plants
use gourds, bamboo, and rivercane to                
   make useful items                                   
Let WAYS OF THE ANCESTORS take you back in time........

  WAYS  OF THE  ANCESTORS 
PRIMITIVE SKILLS PROGRAMS
       
                                                                    

2014 BRAINTAN CLASS DATES SET
NOVEMBER 15-16




JOIN US FOR THE ANNUAL BRAINTAN INTENSIVE WORKSHOP THIS NOVEMBER.  EACH PARTICIPANT WILL TAKE A WHITETAIL DEERSKIN COMPLETELY THROUGH THE WET-SCRAPE PROCESS FROM START TO FINISH, AND TAKE THAT HIDE HOME AT THE END OF THE WORKSHOP!  WE PROVIDE ALL HIDES, TOOLS, BRAINS AND MATERIALS FOR YOU TO CREATE A BEAUTIFUL PIECE OF BRAINTANNED BUCKSKIN.  COST OF THE CLASS IS $150 WITH $75 DEPOSIT REQUIRED TO RESERVE A SPOT IN THE CLASS....LIMIT 8 STUDENTS.  EMAIL FOR MORE INFORMATION.
 

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WAYS OF THE ANCESTORS provides educational programs in Primitive Technologies and Ancient Lifeskills.  Skills our ancestors used on a daily basis, such as braintanning deerskins, friction firemaking, flintknapping, edible and medicinal plant use, primitive cooking without utensils, and
primitive weaponry can all be learned by studying with our instructors



Since the beginning of time, our ancestors have lived close to the Earth.  Born without fur or claw, they had to learn to use nature's gifts in order to survive. Secrets hidden in the leaves, the trees, the rocks, even the Earth itself made life easier for those who were able to unlock them.

Primitive Skills Classes,  Braintan buckskins


Ways of the Ancestors provides programs and demonstrations in Primitive Skills which were practiced by people all over the world for thousands of years.  Regardless of your heritage, somewhere in your lineage members of your family knew how to tan deer skins using the animal's brain, 
 how to start fires by 'rubbing two sticks together,' and how to make functional tools  from native stone.  Now you, too, can reconnect with your past and learn these skills long-neglected and nearly forgotten by modern man.

Programs are custom-designed for any age group, from pre-school to adult; from school-day presentations to weeklong camps.  Contact us with your special needs and we can help tailor a program to meet the needs of you and your group.  We are based in North Georgia but have traveled extensively throughout the United States.






SCHOOL - DAY SESSIONS                                    

SPECIAL EVENTS - HISTORICAL PROGRAMS
OVERNIGHT CAMP OUTS

WEEKEND PROGRAMS

POWWOW/RENDEZVOUS
SUMMER CAMPS

 




       







                                                                                                                                                                          
                                         



 













 




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