Published On: Tue, Mar 5th, 2013

Author to give lecture on Trail of Tears walk at Sequoyah Museum

VONORE, Tenn. – First time author Ronald R.  Cooper will be at Sequoyah Museum in Vonore on Sunday, March 10 from  12–5pm for a book signing, with a photo presentation at 2pm.  Cooper spent years researching the Trail of Tears, and in the winter of 2011, walked the length of the Northern Route as closely as he could to the original roadbed.  He is the first person to do so in modern times.  His book, It’s My Trail, Too: A Comanche Indian’s Journey on the Cherokee Trail of Tears, chronicles that trek.

Mr. Cooper took thousands of photos of his journey and will be sharing the best of them during his presentation.

If you are interested in Native American and American history, long distance hiking, small town trivia, and thoughts of a Native American in the 21st century, you will not want to miss it!

This lecture is free and is open to the public.  For more information contact the Sequoyah Birthplace Museum at 423-884-6246. Sequoyah Birthplace is located off Hwy. 411 at 576 Hwy. 360 in Vonore.  This lecture is sponsored in part by the East Tennessee Foundation’s John D. Grubb & Louise G. Sumner Fund for Monroe County grant.

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