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National Parks Store: Eagle Bone Whistle Workshop

Craft a replica of this sacred ceremonial instrument with R. Carlos Nakai, the world's premier performer of American Indian flute music.

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The eagle bone whistle is a sacred ceremonial instrument in many American Indian cultures. The high-pitched notes, reminiscent of an eagle’s cry, were often used to call to ancestors or grandfathers in communication with the spirit world.

Join R. Carlos Nakai, the world’s premier performer of American Indian flute music, and craft a decorated replica of an eagle bone whistle. Of Navajo-Ute descent, Nakai instructs participants in working with tools, beeswax, and plastic replicas of bird bone. While eagles are a protected species, all other materials are authentic. The replica will produce the same hauntingly beautiful tone as was heard during sacred ceremonies. All materials and lunch are included in this hands-on workshop.

Limited to 10 participants. Tickets must be prepaid and are nonrefundable.

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Event Tags: American Indian, flute, Native American, NPS, traditional, workshop

Saturday, April 18, 2015
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
The National Parks Store
12880 N. Vistoso Village Dr.
Tucson, AZ 85755 United States
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$65 (members)
$85 (non-members)
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