The Cherokee Trail of Tears

The Cherokee Trail of Tears Presented by Alice Taylor-Colbert. The Cherokee Trail of Tears story is one of political discord and ensuing tragedy as Cherokees faced removal from their homeland in the 1830s.  However, the story begins with wars between South Carolina and the Cherokee Lower Towns in the 1700s.  By examining the viewpoints of … Read more

From Gone with the Wind to Steel Magnolias: In Search of the Real Southern Woman

From Gone with the Wind to Steel Magnolias: In Search of the Real Southern Woman Presented by Alice Taylor-Colbert. This entertaining presentation, based on the presenter’s research on Southern women, explores the 19th-century myth of “the Southern lady” and its predominance in popular culture then and now in contrast to the realistic qualities of diverse women of the South … Read more

Cherokee Crossings: The Ridge Family and Cultural Change

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 … Read more

Cherokee Women—Invincible Spirits

Cherokee Women—Invincible Spirits Presented by Alice Taylor-Colbert. An exploration of the lives of Cherokee women from the time before Europeans arrived in the Americas to the twenty-first century.  Using Cherokee myths, visual images, and artifacts crafted by the hands of Cherokee women, the speaker will weave a story of some of the most powerful women … Read more