Saturday, Mar 8, 2014
Shawnee Chapter Illinois Audubon Society Living History Presentation
Date(s) & Time(s)::
April 15, 2013 at 7:00 PM
Location: Trail of Tears State Forest
Removing the Cherokee: A Soldier’s Story A living history performance by Tony Gerard. You’re invited to gather around a campfireas we take a journey back in time with Caleb Tucker. Caleb, a soldier in the United States Army, finds himself assigned to round up the Cherokee in preparation for forced removal to the Indian nations in present-day Oklahoma. As removal nears Caleb takes his discharge from the Army, then signs on as a teamster with a contractor hired to take the Cherokee west. One of the main routes that the Cherokee march to the west took them through was southernmost Illinois, which makes Trail of Tears State Forest the perfect setting for this thought-provoking and moving presentation.Return to event list.
The presentation will take place at the Trail of Tears State Forest group campsite located behind the picnic area on the south side of State Forest Road. Be sure to dress for cool spring weather. Rustic seating will be provided but lawn chairs may make your experience more comfortable.
The presentation is open to the public—everyone is welcome to attend. For more information contact Terri at 618-521-1030 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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