I received the following note a few days ago from president and
founder of the Hanwakan Center, Herman Bender, for me to pass on to
my group(s) about their summer conference, to be held August 11th at
the Marsh Nature Center near the Horicon Marsh and Waupan, Wisconsin.
I shall be away then, and though this may be too distant
geographically for many at this site to attend, thought you might
like to know about this small group's fine, cooperative efforts.
In addition to the fine program on Illinois geology by Ray Wiggers,
we will be offering three more on Saturday, August 11th. Jim Uhrinak
will be presenting a program on what for him was a 20 year quest:
Standing Earth, Buffalo Stones and the Unhafted.
I will be presenting on a great site we visited in North Dakota: An
Ancient Northern Exposure, Bears and the Journey South.
And a special guest, Jeff Wilson may be attending who will be sharing
with us his experiences at the Great Serpent Mound in Ohio.
Hope to see you there,
"The Hanwakan Center for Prehistoric Astronomy, Cosmology, and
Cultural Landscape Studies has been organized specifically for the
gathering of traditions and stories which were born of mankind's
interaction with the physical environment and his understanding of
the relationship between earth and sky. The Hanwakan Center will give
these traditions and stories a voice once again, and connect them to
the land from where they came. The goal of The Hanwakan Center for
Prehistoric Astronomy, Cosmology, and Cultural Landscape Studies is
the preservation, protection, and study of our shared prehistoric and
historic heritage for public benefit. Scholars, members of the Native
American community, and interested individuals have expressed their
desire to be a part of this endeavor and share their traditions,
stories, and work with others..."