Cherokee Crossings: The Ridge Family and Cultural Change

Presented by Alice Taylor-Colbert.

As European colonists struggled to create a new nation in the late 1700s, Cherokee families dealt with intrusions into their territory, adaptation to new trade goods that changed their lifestyles, and shifting gender responsibilities and political power.  Then they faced having to leave their homes for western territory.  Cultural change can bring hardship and heartbreak, but Cherokees cross into the future with hope and persistence.

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