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Looking for archaeologists, retired rangers or Native scouts to be teachers

Looking for archaeologists, retired rangers or Native scouts to be teachers

The People of One Fire needs experienced professionals to give guided tours and teach classes around the Southeast.   Throughout the region,  state governments have laid off most of the rangers with backgrounds in history or anthropology.   The US Forest Service has never provided Cultural Heritage rangers for Native American sites in the national forests.

If you are interested in being paid to lead these educational tours and classes,  please contact us at PeopleofOneFire@aol.com

 

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Richard Thornton is a professional architect, city planner, author and museum exhibit designer-builder. He is today considered one of the nation’s leading experts on the Southeastern Indians. However, that was not always the case. While at Georgia Tech Richard was the first winner of the Barrett Fellowship, which enabled him to study Mesoamerican architecture and culture in Mexico under the auspices of the Institutio Nacional de Antropoligia e Historia. Dr. Roman Piňa-Chan, the famous archaeologist and director of the Museo Nacional de Antropologia, was his fellowship coordinator. For decades afterward, he lectured at universities and professional societies around the Southeast on Mesoamerican architecture, while knowing very little about his own Creek heritage. Then he was hired to carry out projects for the Muscogee-Creek Nation in Oklahoma. The rest is history.Richard is the Tribal Historic Preservation Officer for the KVWETV (Coweta) Creek Tribe and a member of the Perdido Bay Creek Tribe. In 2009 he was the architect for Oklahoma’s Trail of Tears Memorial at Council Oak Park in Tulsa. He is the president of the Apalache Foundation, which is sponsoring research into the advanced indigenous societies of the Lower Southeast.

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  1. nativewmn@aol.com'

    Richard, I’m a SC artist in education since 1990. I teach native history and storytelling through basket making. I’d love to know more about what you are doing.

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