Southern Appalachian Studies
More than the Cherokee Trail of Tears: The Long Removal Era
Presented by Julie L. Reed, PhD
February 26, 7 p.m., Sharon Lawson Room
Julie L. Reed, Associate Professor of history at UTK, will discuss the longer process of Cherokee removal that arguably began before Andrew Jackson was elected President in 1828 and lasted beyond 1840, when the last detachments of Cherokee people arrived in the west.
Reed, a citizen of the Cherokee Nation, will consider the decades-long struggle the Cherokee people faced. She will factor in the multiple choices made by elite and everyday Cherokee men and women to confront conditions created by removal and consider how these diverse actions both aided and complicated Cherokee reconciliation in Indian Territory, which today is Oklahoma.
Photo of Cherokee Memorial By Brian Stansberry (Own work) CC BY 3.0 / Wikimedia Commons.
Artist’s depiction of Trail of Tears / US National Park Service. Visit Trail of Tears National Historic Trail website, US National Park Service.
Free and open to the public, this program is hosted by Blount County Public Library, located at 508 N. Cusick Street, Maryville. For further information about library programs or services, call the library at (865) 982-0981 or visit the Web site at www.blounttn.org/197/Public-Library.