VHS hosting lecture on life, culture of Cherokee tribe Thursday afternoon

The talk, entitled “The Cherokee Diaspora: A History of Migration, Survival, and Pride,” will give insight into the culture of one of the nation’s largest Native American tribes.

From the Virginia Historical Society:

Join us at the Virginia Historical Society (VHS) for a Banner Lecture, The Cherokee Diaspora: A History of Migration, Survival, and Pride, by Gregory D. Smithers on Thursday, December 3, at noon.

The Cherokee tribe is one of the largest Native American tribes in the United States, with nearly one-million people worldwide claiming Cherokee ancestry. Gregory Smithers tells the story of the Cherokee migration throughout North America and explores the importance of land, tradition, culture, and language in defining what it has meant to be Cherokee for a widely scattered people.

Tickets are $6/adults, $5/seniors, and $4/students and children. Admission is free for VHS members and Richmond Times-Dispatch readers with a Press Pass Coupon. The Banner Lecture Series is sponsored by the Richmond Times-Dispatch. Tickets are available for sale the day of the lecture. Dr. Smithers will sign copies of his book after the lecture.

We are pleased to offer audio and video recordings of the lecture series on our website for VHS members and friends who cannot attend. Please visit our video and audio web page to search and enjoy past lectures at the VHS.

Learn more and purchase tickets here.

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