Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Brown Bag Program ~ Cherokee Removal and The Trail of Tears

trail of tears paintingPainting by Robert Lindneux, Woolaroc Museum, Bartlesville, Oklahoma

The forced removal of the Cherokee Indians began on May 23, 1838, when General Winfield Scott issued the order to the military to begin forcing the Cherokee into encampments in Georgia, North Carolina, and Tennessee. Up until that date, the Cherokees were enticed to remove themselves voluntarily.

This presentation will be an overview of how things were handled by the military in each state and how Alabama differed from the other states in implementing the removal orders.
Wednesday, November 5, noon.

Search our catalog for information on The Trail of Tears:
Nonfiction, adult and juvenile fiction.

brown bag imageFeed your body and mind at BPL's Brown Bag Programs. You bring the lunch and we'll bring the drinks. Wednesdays at noon in the Arrington Auditorium located on the 3rd floor of the Linn-Hinley Research Library, 2100 Park Place.

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