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TVA Hosts Free Public Presentation on the Cherokee Removal

May 1, 2013

What

To highlight National Preservation Month and commemorate the 175th anniversary of the Trail of Tears, TVA will host a discussion by Dr. Brett Riggs on the Cherokee Removal.

Who

Dr. Riggs is a research archaeologist and adjunct assistant professor at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill. An expert in Cherokee cultural history, Riggs will recount the Cherokee journey by tracing the experiences of the citizens of Aquohee in their long march from present-day Brasstown, N.C., to present-day Delaware County, Okla.

When

Sunday, May 5, 2013, at 2 p.m. EDT

Where

Cherokee Removal Memorial Park Visitor's Center 6800 Blythe Ferry Lane Birchwood, Tenn., 37308 Phone: 423/339-2769

Additional Information

Refreshments provided. For additional information, please contact Erin Pritchard eepritchard@tva.gov.

Directions

Birchwood is located approximately 40 miles north of Chattanooga, Tenn.

Media Contact

Mike Bradley, Chattanooga, 423-751-3118
TVA Public Relations, Knoxville, (865) 632-6000

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