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NPR's Steve Inskeep to Speak at "From Removal to Rebirth: The Cherokee Nation in Indian Territory"

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Aired on Wednesday, April 20th.

On this installment of ST, we listen back to great discussion from May of last year, when we spoke with Steve Inskeep, co-host of National Public Radio's Morning Edition. At that time, he told us about his book, "Jacksonland: President Andrew Jackson, Cherokee Chief John Ross, and a Great American Land Grab," which The Washington Post called "magnificent" and the Chicago Tribune called "a moving tale of leadership, betrayal, and (violated) minority rights." Inskeep will the keynote speaker at an upcoming symposium at the Helmerich Center for American Research (at the Gilcrease Museum here in Tulsa) on Friday and Saturday, the 22nd and 23rd. The symposium is entitled "From Removal to Rebirth: The Cherokee Nation in Indian Territory," and it will feature presentations by several nationally known scholars who've specialized in the study of Cherokee history over the years (many of whom have conducted research in the various collections at Gilcrease). Among these notable scholars: Candessa Tehee, Ph.D., Cherokee National Historical Society; Julie Reed, Ph.D., Department of History, University of Tennessee, Knoxville; Rose Stremlau, Ph.D., Department of History, University of North Carolina, Pembroke; Cecile Ganteaume, M.A., the Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of the American Indian; and Sharon Baker, Ph.D., Department of Urban Education, University of Tulsa. More about this event can be found here.

Rich Fisher passed through KWGS about thirty years ago, and just never left. Today, he is the general manager of Public Radio Tulsa, and the host of KWGS’s public affairs program, StudioTulsa, which celebrated its twentieth anniversary in August 2012 . As host of StudioTulsa, Rich has conducted roughly four thousand long-form interviews with local, national, and international figures in the arts, humanities, sciences, and government. Very few interviews have gone smoothly. Despite this, he has been honored for his work by several organizations including the Governor's Arts Award for Media by the State Arts Council, a Harwelden Award from the Arts & Humanities Council of Tulsa, and was named one of the “99 Great Things About Oklahoma” in 2000 by Oklahoma Today magazine.
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