Troy Smith of Tennessee Tech on Native Americans in East Tennessee

Uplands Lifelong Learning Institute (ULLI)(Formerly the Shalom Center for Continuing Education)

Troy Smith


Native Americans

in East Tennessee

Friday, March 15:Native Tennessee-Indians in the pre-contact and colonial period
5:30 pm potluck dinner; 6:30 - 8:00 pm presentation

Saturday, March 16: Birth of a (Cherokee) Nation: 
The Trail to the Trail of Tears
8:30 am complimentary continental breakfast;
9:00 - 10:30 am, presentation and Q&A

Note: If you plan to attend the potluck supper before the presentation, don’t forget to bring your own table setting:plates, cups and cutlery!  Those who don’t choose to attend the supper are
more than welcome to come j
ust for the program that begins at 6:30.

In Adshead Hall(lower level of Fletcher House on the 
Uplands Village Campus) 
86A Church Dr, Pleasant Hill, 38578,(just off Main St. across from 
Pleasant Hill Elementary School)

Troy D. Smith is an associate professor of history at Tennessee Tech, where he received his BA(with MA and Ph.D at the University of Illinois). He teaches American Indian Studies, the American West, and Environmental History. He is also a novelist and two-time winner of Western Writers of America's Spur Award (other past winners include Louis L'Amour, Larry McMurtry, and Quintin Tarantino). His most recent fiction is a short story about Tonto in The Lone Ranger and Tonto: Frontier Justice, by Moonstone Press (for which he also wrote the introduction, about the history of the character.

Uplands Lifelong Learning Institute (ULLI)