A Native American Heritage Month event. According to the National Parks Service (2016), “The main (northern) land route of the Trail of Tears passes directly through the Springfield, Missouri area, where Missouri State University is located.” Join us to learn about the Cherokee people’s forced removal from their homelands. Their history is one of many harrowing stories of Native American land occupation and forced migration. Dr. Reed will discuss the Trail of Tears experience and how Native American lands are threatened today.
Author of Serving the Nation: Cherokee Sovereignty and Social Welfare, 1800–1907 (Norman: Oklahoma University Press, 2016). Her book will be available for purchase at this event.
Sponsored by Division for Diversity and Inclusion, Faculty Center for Teaching and Learning, Multicultural Programs, and American Indian Student Association, Native American Studies Committee, and Ozark Studies Committee. For additional information please contact Dr. Jamaine Abidogun, Diversity Fellow at email@example.com or (417) 836-5916.
Those with disabilities who may not be able to fully participate due to the design of the program may request an accommodation by contacting in advance: Ashley Raines, Division for Diversity and Inclusion at (417) 836-3736 or Jamaine Abidogun, Diversity Fellow at (417) 836-5916.
Dr. Julie Reed
History Department, University of Tennessee
November 16, 2016