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TVA Hosts Free Public Presentation on the Cherokee Removal

May 1, 2013


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.


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.


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


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


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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