NC Trail of Tears Association Symposium “Remembering the Removal and Those Who Remained: Commemorating 175 Years”

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Friday, Nov. 15 at the Chief Joyce Dugan Cultural Arts Center



9:00-9:15 Dr. Anne Rogers Welcome
  *Western Carolina University: President North Carolina Trail of Tears Association


9:15-9:45 Yona Wade Remember the Removal 2013 Bike Ride
  *Director Joyce Dugan Cultural Arts Center; Cherokee Central Schools


9:45-10:15 Annette Clapsaddle Penning Collective Memory:  The Trail of Tears in  Literature
  *Executive Director Cherokee Preservation Foundation


10:30-11:15  Dr. Ben Steere Cherokee Towns and Mounds in WNC Pre-Removal
  *University of West Georgia


11:15-12:00 T.J. Holland Cherokee Resistance to Removal in Western North Carolina
  *EBCI Cultural Resource Supervisor; Manager  Junaluska Museum


1:00-1:15 Dr. Anne Rogers Welcome


1:15- 1:45 Dr. Michael Abram Cherokee Artistic Expressions of the Trail of Tears
  *Curator Cherokee Heritage Museum


1:45- 2:15 Dr. Carolyn Johnston Women’s Voices on the Trail of Tears
  *Eckerd College


2:30- 3:00 Tyler B. Howe Ethnogenesis of the EBCI and its Relationship to the Removal
  *Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians Tribal Historic Preservation Office


3:00-3:30 Dr. William Jurgelski A Foreshadowing of Future Woes: The Treaty of 1819 and its Effect on the Cherokees of Western North Carolina


3:30-4:15 Russ Townsend Resistance to Removal in Western North Carolina
  *Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians Tribal Historic Preservation Office


4:15-4:30 Dr. Anne Rogers The NC Trail of Tears Association and the Future

A dinner ($25) with keynote speaker Dr. Brett Riggs, UNC-Chapel Hill, will follow at 6:30 p.m.  A pilgrimage by bus to important WNC removal sites is scheduled, Saturday, Nov. 16 ($40 w/box lunch).  Due to limited space, these two events are available through paid registration ONLY.

Info: Sue Abram (828) 227-2735 or or Anne Rogers (828) 349-1341,      Mail registration checks to Anita Finger-Smith, 4999 Wolfetown Road, Cherokee, NC 28719.

–  N.C. Trail of Tears Association