The staff at Alibates Flint Quarries National Monument is gearing up to host a series of weekend events to celebrate the culture of the Plains Indians who once roamed the Texas panhandle. Beginning Saturday, February 18th, the park will provide interactive demonstrations on the third weekend of every month.
Chief of Interpretation and Communication, Tim Cruze:
This weekend you can learn about Buffalo Hide Tanning and, in the coming months, they will demonstrate other Native American skills like starting a fire with friction, pottery and weapons building.
Dates and Skills:
Saturday-Sunday, February 18-19 – Buffalo Hide Tanning
Saturday-Sunday, March 18-19 – Fire by Friction
Saturday-Sunday, April 15-16 – Buffalo Hide Tanning
Saturday-Sunday, May 20-21 – Native American clothing and trade
Saturday-Sunday, June 17-18 – Pottery
Saturday-Sunday, July 15-16 – Weapons Building and Use
Saturday-Sunday, August 19-20 – Buffalo Hide Tanning
Saturday-Sunday, September 16-17 – Buffalo Hide Tanning