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Rivercane Blowgun and Darts

Rivercane Blowgun and Darts
5 August, 2020

Rivercane Blowgun and Darts

Making a traditional Native American blowgun and thistle darts

In this class we will explore the little known blowgun made by Native Americans in the Southeastern United States. We will make a blowgun of rivercane, a native bamboo to America, and a set of traditional darts fletched with thistle, cotton and fur. We will discuss shooting and if time allows take a walk in the woods and do a friendly competition.

What are we going to do:

Blowgun History

Rivercane theory and Harvesting

Blowgun manufacturing

Dart manufacturing

Timetable: 6 may 2021 at 9:00 am

Duration: The workshop will last 8 hour

Costs Masterclass: €59,50

Take the following with you:

Bring a knife and gloves or towel to handle hot cane as we heat straighten.

About The Speaker

Douglas grew up in Indiana, but his parents had a cabin in the woods on a lake in Kentucky, so he spent his weekends and summers in the woods. He found his first arrowhead when he was six and this fascination with Native American culture never stopped. Douglas moved to North Carolina in High school and joined the Army before going to college. Unlike everyone else that was in the military, Douglas did not learn any real outdoor survival skills in the Army. Douglas went to college and majored in History and Anthropology. On a college field trip to the Schiele Museum, Douglas met Steve Watts. Read more >

Sessions by Douglas S. Meyer

5 May 2021 – MASTERCLASS
6 May 2021 – MASTERCLASS
7 May 2021 – WORKSHOP
7 May 2021 – WORKSHOP
8 May 2021 – WORKSHOP
9 May 2021 – WORKSHOP