October 12 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Missouri has no surviving tribes. Knowledge of either the history of Natives, or the experience of today’s Native Americans, is removed from people’s consciousness. Startling facts will be used as stepping-stones to fascinating and forgotten stories.
An established Missouri Humanities Council speaker, Galen Gritts is a registered member of the Cherokee Nation. Born and reared in Missouri, Mr. Gritts has a degree in history from UMSL. He serves on many advisory boards and committees representing Native Americans and is a founding member of the Alliance for Native Programming & Initiatives. He is bemused to nd out he is now an Elder and grateful that he has made it this far. One of his goals when he was young was to be old.
Steelville area Historical Society, Trail of Tears Memorial