Beyond the Trail of Tears: A view from the Cherokee homeland

Beyond the Trail of Tears: A View from the Cherokee Homeland, is a Summer Institute for K-12 school teachers and eligible graduate students.

The Institute is sponsored by the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) and hosted by the North Carolina Center for the Advancement in Teaching (NCCAT). This three-week Institute will be located in Cullowhee, North Carolina and surrounding locations from Sunday, June 29 to Saturday, July 19, 2014.

In this Institute, participants will examine the removal, its causes, and its consequences, through the history of the Cherokee experience. The story of the Cherokee removal cannot substitute as the story for all tribes, but it can exemplify this American saga and provide a window into underlying cultural and economic tensions that form a recurring theme in conflicts between people and across time.

Interested K-12 educators and eligible graduate students are encouraged to apply. Further information regarding eligibility is available at Those accepted into the program will receive a $2700.00 stipend to offset Institute costs.

The application deadline is March 4, 2014. For more information, please contact Elaine Franklin

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