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Ute Prayer Tree Presentation

February 27, 2016 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am

Have you ever noticed a tree that bends in a strange way or has a twisted trunk? It’s probably not a natural occurrence.

Uphill View 2During recent hikes and visits to protected open space, DLC supporters began to note oddly shaped trunks and branches on random pine trees. Did you know that these may actually be the handiwork of the Ute Native Americans from centuries ago?

Please join Douglas Land Conservancy for a very special presentation by local author, artist, and consultant, John Wesley   Anderson. Based on his book, Ute Indian Prayer Trees of the Pikes Peak Region, John will share about Culturally Modified Trees and the advanced culture of the deeply spiritual people behind the trees. The Utes modified trees for navigational, spiritual, burial, medicinal, nutritional, and educational purposes. The presentation will include images of trees that can be found in our region. Books will be available for purchase and the author will sign them after the presentation. DLC will be offering a hike later in the year to see examples of the Prayer Trees that have been identified locally.

Please join us Saturday, February 27, 2016

10—11:30 am

CALF’s Lowell Ranch | 2330 South I–25 on East Frontage Road | South of Castle Rock

Pastries and coffee will be provided.

The presentation is free, but a $10 per person donation to Douglas Land Conservancy is suggested.

Space is limited.

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February 27, 2016
10:00 am - 11:30 am