[Northkeep] Art of blowgun making to be taught at CHC
Melissa Long Blevins
hlecalais at sbcglobal.net
Tue May 10 14:30:23 PDT 2011
Uh Hummm, A Dewi, by any other name. . . Lol!
A votre service,
If ifs and buts were candy and nuts,we would all have a Merry Christmas!
Dr. Sheldon L. Cooper
From: Cecil Hudson <metaldog00 at hotmail.com>
To: The Barony of Northkeep <northkeep at lists.ansteorra.org>
Sent: Tuesday, May 10, 2011 2:51 PM
Subject: Re: [Northkeep] Art of blowgun making to be taught at CHC
Or a Dewi? ;-)
On May 10, 2011, at 1:35 PM, Jennifer Carlson <talana1 at hotmail.com> wrote:
> Oh, great. Susan, don't you know better than to give a kid a pea-shooter?
>> From: metaldog00 at hotmail.com
>> Date: Tue, 10 May 2011 11:23:59 -0500
>> To: northkeep at lists.ansteorra.org
>> Subject: Re: [Northkeep] Art of blowgun making to be taught at CHC
>> It might be. Having s different missile skill to work on would be interesting. =)
>> Cian @}~~~
>> On May 10, 2011, at 11:16 AM, "Susan O'Neal" <catmafia03 at gmail.com> wrote:
>>> I thought this might be of interest to some on the list.
>>> ---------- Forwarded message ----------
>>> From: Cara Cowan Watts <cara at caracowan.com>
>>> Date: Mon, 9 May 2011 17:10:37 -0500
>>> Subject: [CherokeeNationDistrict7] Art of blowgun making to be taught at CHC
>>> To: Cherokeenationdistrict7 at listserve.com
>>> Art of blowgun making to be taught at CHC
>>> By STAFF REPORTS
>>> PARK HILL, Okla. - The Cherokee Heritage Center is enrolling students to
>>> learn the history and art of making river cane blowguns. The art of dart
>>> making will also be taught.
>>> The class will take place from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on May 21 at the CHC. The
>>> cost is $40 per student. Class registration is required since attendance is
>>> limited. Children must be at least 12 years of age and an adult must
>>> accompany children them up to age 17.
>>> Traditionally, Cherokee people used blowguns to hunt small game, according
>>> to the CHC. Although blowguns are still used for hunting, today they are
>>> primarily reserved for demonstration and competitions.
>>> Blowguns are made from river cane and are usually 6 feet to 10 feet long. In
>>> ancient times a hot coal was dropped inside the cane shaft to burn out the
>>> joint membranes. Today, heated steel rods are used to open the shaft, and
>>> heating the cane over a fire and rolling it against a hard surface
>>> straightens crooked cane stalks.
>>> Blowgun darts are usually made from bois d'arc wood and thistle, which is
>>> attached to back of a dart to allow it to travel farther and straighter when
>>> shot from the blowgun.
>>> For more information, call the CHC at 918-456-4680 or 1-888-999-6007 or
>>> email education at cherokeeheritage.org.
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