Mon October 1, 2012
Native American Trail Trees (Rebroadcast)
It has been hundreds of years since the intersection of Trade and Tryon was a place where two Native American trading paths crossed but signs of that ancient network of tribal travel and culture are all around us. Right now, two men, among others, are in the midst of mapping the main travel routes of the Cherokees and other tribes as well as the guideposts they used. Many of the guideposts are trees and we'll learn about efforts to preserve them.
Don Wells - Author of Mystery of the Trees: Native American Markers of a Cultural Way of Life that Soon May Be Gone
Lamar Marshall - Member of the Echota/Cherokee Tribe of Alabama and a conservationist who founded Wild South and Wild Alabama, both forest protection organizations