Those Who Remained: Cherokee in the Southeast After the Trail of Tears
08-08 @ 8:00 pm - 9:15 pm
This presentation will cover five circumstances during the early 19th Century contributing to the nucleus of Cherokee Indians who remained in the southeast after the forced Removal of most Cherokee to Indian Territory. Most people still believe the only reason the Cherokee are in the East today is because they hid out in the mountains. Although this was true for some, the majority are there for other reasons.
About our Speaker
Anita Finger-Smith, is the principal genealogist for Cherokee Genealogy Services, licensed by the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians. Additionally, she is an independent researcher focusing on Cherokee resources, manuscripts, and record analysis. Anita has served on the faculty at the Institute of Genealogical and Historical Research (IGHR) and is a member of the national and local chapters of the Association of Professional Genealogists and the National Genealogical Society. When not attending to research, she takes care of duties as co-owner of Bearmeat’s Indian Den, an authentic Native American arts & crafts gallery located on the Cherokee Indian Reservation.