Six primitive-technology workshops have been scheduled at the Fremont Indian State Park, the first beginning Saturday, May 18, and the last in October.
The sessions will help those participating to better understand and learn about the Fremont culture by using Indian methods to make pottery, arrowheads and baskets, and to gather food. Fees will be charged for each workshop, and all sessions will begin at 9 a.m., according to Gordon Topham, park superintendent.Dates, descriptions of planned topics, instructors, and fees for each workshop are as follows:
May 18 and 25 - Basketmaking. Materials will be gathered and prepared at the first session and baskets weaved during the second session. Deniece Lovell, instructor. $25.
July 15 - Flint-knapping. Making arrowheads and other stone tools. Mack Smith, instructor. $15.
July 19-21 - Pottery. Making pottery without a wheel and by primitive firing methods. Dennis Zupan, instructor. $30 for two days or $40 for three days.
Aug. 10 - Food gathering. Foods similar to those the Fremont Indians ate will be gathered and a meal prepared. Smith, instructor. $15.
Sept. 21 - Woodcarving. Woodcarving techniques from a professional. Instructor and fee to be announced.
October (specific date to be set) - Potterymaking. The basics of the craft will be taught. Zupan, instructor. $15
For additional information, write to the park at 11000 Clear Creek Canyon Road, Sevier, UT 84766 or telephone (801) 527-4631.