Genealogist to speak at CN History Talk

BY STAFF REPORTS
01/20/2012 08:05 AM
TAHLEQUAH, Okla. – Cherokee Nation will host its first Cherokee Nation History Talk for 2012 at 10:30 a.m. on Feb. 24 at the Council Chambers in the Tribal Complex.

According to CN History and Cultural Curriculum specialist Cathy Monholland, this year the first talk will feature Gene Norris, Cherokee National Historical Society senior genealogist. His topic will be “My Great Grandma was a Cherokee Princess and Other Misconceptions.”

“Gene’s talk will include engaging and amusing multimedia such as music, movies, cartoons and other images from popular culture to illustrate these stereotypes,” Monholland said.

Norris is a member of the Genealogical Speakers Guild, the National Genealogical Society and the Georgia Chapter of the National Trail of Tears Association. He has been involved in genealogical research for 30 years and has been specifically concentrating on Cherokee genealogy since 1994.

This presentation is free and open to the public. The Tribal Complex is located at 17675 S. Muskogee Ave.


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