Moccasin Bend Fall Lecture Series: Dragging Canoe & the Chickamauga Cherokees

  • 201 Chestnut St
  • Chattanooga, TN 37402
  • Presented By: National Park Partners
  • Location: IMAX 3D Theater
Dates: October 14, 2019

National Park Partners presents the 14th Annual Moccasin Bend Fall Lecture Series, sponsored by Greg A. Vital. The Moccasin Bend Fall Lecture Series brings thought leaders and subject matter experts to share stories and experiences related to National Parks, conservation, history, American Indian culture, and much more. This year the series will be held inside the IMAX Theater in downtown Chattanooga. All lectures are on Monday evenings, and are free and open to the public with seating available on a first-come, first-served basis. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and all lectures begin at 7:00 p.m. More information can be found in the Our Projects section of the National Park Partners website, npp-ccm.org.

The second lecture in the series will take place on Monday, October 14, featuring Dr. James Pate presenting his talk, “Dragging Canoe and the Chickamauga Cherokees.” Dr. Pate, renowned author and Emeritus Professor of History at the University of West Alabama, will outline Dragging Canoe's leadership in the active resistance to the surrender of Cherokee lands, beginning before the Revolutionary War and continuing until his death in 1792.

Pate is an independent scholar/writer and an Emeritus Professor of History at the University of West Alabama where he served as a department chair, Dean of General Studies, and Vice President for Academic Affairs (1967-1995). He also served as Dean of Arts and Letters at Southeastern Oklahoma State University (1995-1998), Vice President for Academic Affairs at Northeastern State University (1998-2005), and Campus Dean at the University of Mississippi-Tupelo (2005-2014).

National Park Partners champions the conservation of the natural, historic, and cultural resources of Chickamauga & Chattanooga National Military Park, including Moccasin Bend National Archeological District. We engage current and future generations in preserving and promoting the stories of these national treasures. Learn more at www.npp-ccm.org.

Moccasin Bend Fall Lecture Series: Dragging Canoe & the Chickamauga Cherokees
  • 201 Chestnut St
  • Chattanooga, TN 37402
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  • IMAX 3D Theater
  • Free