East Tennessee State University
Office of Professional Development
PO Box 70559
Johnson City, TN 37614
Wildacres Retreat - Institute for Continued Learning
Sorry, we are no longer accepting registrations for this course. Please contact our office to find out if it will be rescheduled, or if alternative classes are available.
For more information on Wildacres, go to www.wildacres.org. Scholarships for ACL members available - Single occupancy rate is available.
This year's ACL program wil acquaint participants with the life of an American Indian through the eyes of the speaker, John Parrish.
Get aquainted with the life of an American Indian through the eyes of John Parrish, Chickasaw descendant and cultural educator. Mr. Parrish is a gourd dancer and past Executive Director of the American Indian Cultural Center on the campus of The University of Oklahoma in Norman 1996-2005.
There are six sessions, student participation is encouraged. Topics include:
American Indians pre-contact (with Europeans) and post-contact. An American Indian urban center the size of London in 1100 AD with a look at the array of native peoples and cultures. Hundreds of languages, lifestyles and traditions existing among the tribes. Learn about the roles of husbands and wives in American Indian families. What tribes inhabited Tennessee and North Carolina before and after 1492? What was their language, culture and lifestyle?
Pre-Historic, Historic and Contemporary with commentary on Art of the American West. Who is allowed to call themselves an Indian Artist? What does American Indian art convey to the Indian? To the non-Indian?
Drum and Fire are central to the dances. Honor is central to the songs.
The American Indian's Delphi. Does the spiritual world exist? Did it ever exist? We'll ask the Little People.