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“Cherokee Resilience” At The Moccasin Bend Lecture Series

Troy Wayne Poteete
National Park Partners
Troy Wayne Poteete

A founding member of the Trail of Tears Association is the first speaker for this fall’s Moccasin Bend Lecture Series here in Chattanooga.

Troy Wayne Poteete - now the association’s executive director - will talk about “Cherokee Resilience: Triumph Over Tragedy” on Monday, September 18th starting at 7 PM at the Tennessee Aquarium’s IMAX Theater.

A storyteller and lecturer, he is the former Chief Justice of the Cherokee Nation Supreme Court in northeast Oklahoma - home to descendants of the Cherokee who were forcibly removed from the Southeast by the U.S. Government nearly two-hundred years ago.

I spoke with Troy - and Tricia Mims, executive director of National Park Partners.

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