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.