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Cherokee Nation of WNC: The Removal Era and Trail of Tears

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At this Saturday’s WNCHA program Brett H. Riggs, PhD, the Sequoyah Distinguished Professor of Cherokee Studies at Western Carolina University, will explore the crisis faced by the Cherokee Nation during the WNC forced removal era of the 1830s, the rise of Cherokee resistance, and the resulting Trail of Tears.

In addition, Dr. Riggs will provide insight into WCU’s current projects with Cherokee language, history and archeology.

The program begins at 2:00pm on Saturday, August 20, 2016 at the Reuter Center on the campus of UNC-Asheville.

Tickets sold at the door:

WNCHA members free

General Public $5.00 donation requested

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