New Gainesville Chautauqua: Cherokee Leader John Ross
Cost: $6 or Free for Members
Starts: Tuesday June 11th, 2019 @ 6:30pm
Ends: Tuesday June 11th, 2019 @ 8:00pm
Duration: about 2 hours.
New Gainesville Chautauqua
Tuesday, June 11th doors open at 6:30 PM
$6 or free for Members
Our Chautauqua series for the 2019 season explores the decade of the 1830s, the years that saw the passage of the Indian Removal Act and its implementation, the negotiations whether perceived as realistic or perceived as forced, Chiefs who looked to make the best deal as quickly as possible and Chiefs who delayed removal as long as they could, and the President who sought to ensure removal as essential to his view of the United States. Our first figure to take the Chautauqua stage will be Cherokee leader John Ross on Tuesday, June 11th at 7:00 PM.
Cherokee Chief John Ross - portrayed by Alex Morse
Chief Ross in his youth fought with Andrew Jackson against the Red Stick Creek and later caused Jackson considerable trouble by fighting Removal vigorously and vehemently, and who after Removal applauded the murder of fellow Cherokee leaders for signing the treaty of removal with the Federal Government – but also made sure that his own brother got the Government contract to provide food, lodging, and transportation in the final phase of what became known as the Trail of Tears.
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