The19th Annual Trail of Tears Association Conference & Symposium will be held on October 6-9, 2014.
Double Tree Hotel, Downtown
FORMAL REGISTRATION DOCUMENTS WILL BE FORTHCOMING SHORTLY: See Highlights of Activities below.
HOTEL RESERVATIONS ----DEADLINE FOR GROUP RATE 9-5-14 (or earlier if rooms sell out under group name)
Hotel Reservations: (901) 528-1800
Group Name: Trail of Tears Annual Meeting
Special group rates:
Sleeping Room: $109/night + tax
Valet Parking: $15/day + tax
Deadline: September 5, 2014, 5 pm CST,
TENTATIVE OFFERINGS: (Details in Progress)
We’re emphasizing Chickasaw Removal History and Chickasaw Culture at this conference in their historic homelands.
Field Trips and Outings in planning include the Chucalissa Archeological Site and Museum with Dinner on the Grounds followed by Chickasaw Storytelling;
a Narrated Riverboat Ride on the Mississippi with emphasis on Removal Crossings and the Water Routes;
a Wayside Exhibit sign dedication in Tom Lee Park on the Riverfront.
Confirmed Speakers and Presenters include but will not be limited to the following:
Dr. Daniel Littlefield, Director of the Sequoyah Institute at the University of Arkansas Little Rock who will do a presentation on Chickasaw Removal and another on the familial and business connections of Andrew Jackson and Arkansans who profited from the Removal .
Dr. Brett Riggs, University of N. Carolina at Chapel Hill, will discuss Creeks who were among the Cherokees and also present about the Natchez Tribe who were among the Cherokee during Removal. He will also do a presentation on members of the Creek Tribe among the Cherokees during Removal .
Richard Starbuck, Archivist, Moravian Archives, Winston-Salem, N.C., a will quote eye witness accounts of a Cherokee family being removed from their home, and discuss other historic jewels mined as he edits the Moravian Missionary documents for publication.
Deloris Gray Woods, MA, President of the Missouri Chapter of the Trail of Tears Association, will present an Overview of the 14th Biennial National Scenic and Historic Trails Conference put on by The Partnership for National Trail Systems (PNTS). Her presentation will give an overview of PNTS functions and why the organization is important to the Trail of Tears.
Coreen Donnelly, Landscape Architect, National Park Service will discuss the almost exponential growth in projects along the Trail of Tears in a presentation titled-Partnerships: The Key to developing the Trail of Tears National Historic Trail.
Dr. Wm. L. “Bill” Ambrose, DDS, uses quotes from early explorer’s maps and travelogues to explain the topography and the politics of the new southwest frontier after the Louisiana Purchase, and help participants learn “Why Oklahoma and Why Through Missouri”.
MONDAY OCT. 7TH
TOTA BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING 1-4
DETAILS OF FIELD TRIPS, PRESENTATIONS, SPEAKERS, AND MEETINGS FOR TUESDAY, WEDNESDAY AND THURSDAY MORNING ARE BEING CAREFULLY PLANNED
CLOSING LUNCHEON ON THURSDAY AT NOON