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Former principal chief for Cherokee Nation will give Oct. 10 lecture

Chad Smith

Chad Smith, former principal chief for the Cherokee Nation will give a lecture on Oct. 10 at 4 p.m. in Room 248 of the Miller Learning Center.

Smith’s talk, “Cherokee Removal and the Trail of Tears: The Unlearned Lessons of Populism Today, ” is open free to the public.

A major figure in Native American affairs, Smith has advocated on Native American issues nationally and internationally, including at the United Nations. Smith served as a professor at Dartmouth College teaching Cherokee history and ­Native American law. He is an author of books on leadership, art and Native American worldviews, including Leadership Lessons from the Cherokee Nation: Learn From All I Observe.

Smith’s lecture is sponsored by the Institute of Native American Studies in the Franklin College of Arts and Sciences. The talk is part of the university’s Signature Lecture Series.