Mr. Pat Arinder will display replicas of prehistoric American Indian tools at the Natchez Trace Parkway Visitor Center on Saturday, July 2, 2011, from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. The presentation will contain examples of prehistoric American Indian stone tools, including knives, spears, bow and arrows, atlatls, grinding stones, and a bow drill. Mr. Arinder will share information about the tools with visitors and the replicas will be available for hands-on interpretation.
Mr. Arinder has studied Early American and American Indian cultures for over 40 years, and has assembled a large collection of stone tools to lead living history programs. In addition to working with school groups, he has also shared his talents as a volunteer interpretive historian with the National Park Service at the Natchez Trace Parkway for the past fifteen years.
This event is free to the public. The Natchez Trace Parkway Visitor Center is located along the Parkway at Milepost 266, near Tupelo, Mississippi. For additional information, please call the visitor center at: 662-680-4027 or 1-800-305-7417.