Time: 10am - 1pm
Location: Laureville, OH
Contact: Jim Stratton
Oct 20 2012
“The Circle of Life” will transport participants back in time through Shawnee stories and music, set against the backdrop of the Davis Group of Ancient Earthworks near Laurelville, Ohio. The fundraising event benefits Appalachia Ohio Alliance, a non-profit land conservancy dedicated to the conservation and stewardship of our land and water as sustainable natural resources.
“The Circle of Life” features a naturalist-led hike through the forest to the Earthworks, with insights from an archaeologist discussing the history of this complex site, estimated to be 1,800 to 2,200 years old. Storytellers Neeake (Fred Shaw) and Wehyehpihehrsehnhwah (Ron Hatten) will share the ancient and modern stories and music of the Shawnee for a powerful, evocative and fascinating experience.
Shawnee storytellers Neeake and Wehyehpihehrsehnhwah dress in the traditional Shawnee attire of 1780 with the accoutrements of men of peace. Neeake, or Fred Shaw, is an Olammapise (Truth Teller) of the Shawandasse / Shawanoese (Shawnee), and has been sharing these stories since 1971 through an oral tradition that has been handed down from one generation to the next for centuries. Wehyehpihehrsehnhwah, or Ron Hatten, was raised in a home that spoke only Shawnee until he was eight years old and is fluent in the life, song and history of his people. His stories and music speak to the circle of life and the way back to nature.
Circle of Life” event is presented by Appalachia Ohio Alliance (AOA) and
Hocking Hills Adventure Trek, providers of interpretive trekking services led
by expert guides who know the trails and the biology, geology, wildlife and
history of Ohio’s Hocking Hills. A significant share of the event
proceeds will go to AOA’s site conservation fund.
The event is offered on Oct. 20th: 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Parking for the event is located just four miles east of Laurelville, Ohio
Visit HockingHillsAdventureTrek.com for directions and tickets.
For a printable flyer with map and parking information, click here.
Individual tickets are available for $25 or $50 for two to four people in one vehicle, and MUST be purchased in advance by phone or online. (Look for October 20 Event on the website.)
For more information, contact Jim Stratton at 740.777.2579.
Parking opens at 9am for the Circle of Life event is located approximately four miles east of Laurelville, Ohio, at Wayne’s Building Supply, 17873 Butler Rd., Laurelville, Ohio 43135. Take SR 56 East out of Laurelville approximately three miles east to Sam’s Creek Road. Turn right, and travel about one mile south to Butler Road, turn right and park at Wayne’s Building Supply. Participants should plan to arrive early to allow ample time to make their way from the parking lot to the start of the hike trail.
About Appalachia Ohio Alliance (AOA)
Appalachia Ohio Alliance is a non-profit land conservancy dedicated to the conservation and stewardship of our land and water as sustainable natural resources. AOA promotes conservation of natural areas and encourages economic growth that emphasizes the region’s scenic beauty and cultural values.
About Hocking Hills Adventure Trek
Our mission at Hocking Hills Adventure Trek is to help visitors get off the beaten path and discover the hidden trails and living forest of Ohio’s Hocking Hills region. We provide interpretive trekking services led by expert guides who know the trails and the biology, geology, wildlife and history of the land.