Tyler Howe, Tribal Historic Specialist for Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians to speak Nov. 7

In celebration of Native American Heritage Month, The Jackson County Arts Council will be sponsoring a presentation by Tyler Howe, Tribal Historic Specialist for the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians titled:  “[W]e are left to do the best we can for ourselves”: A discussion of Cherokee Self-determination During the Removal Period in Western North Carolina.

Thursday November 7, 2013 at 6:30 p.m. in the Community Room at the Jackson County Public Library Annex.

Tyler Howe earned a MA from Western Carolina University in U.S. History / Cherokee Studies Track.  He has been the Tribal Historic Preservation Specialist for the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians in the Tribal Historic Preservation Office since 2005.  He is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in Anthropology, specifically Cultural Anthropology, from the University of Tennessee, Department of Anthropology.  His research interests are Cherokee culture and history, indigenous rights, identity, self-determination, displacement (internally and externally), human rights, legal repression, vulnerability, community formation.

This presentation is free to the public.