Author to discuss Cherokee War of 1776 at WCU

Nov 11, 2013

CULLOWHEE – Author, journalist and researcher Nadia Dean will visit Western Carolina University on Thursday, Nov. 14, to give a presentation focusing on the Cherokee War of 1776 and the legendary Cherokee war chief Dragging Canoe.

Dean’s presentation will begin at 7 p.m. in the auditorium of the Mountain Heritage Center.

Dean’s first book, “A Demand of Blood,” was published by Valley River Press in Cherokee in 2012. The book chronicles the Cherokee War of 1776, a conflict fought in the shadows of the American Revolution, and how that war played out between the Cherokee and colonials.

A native of Columbia, S.C., Dean was raised in the Middle East and United States, and she studied photography and film at the University of South Carolina. Dean was the photographer for the 1989 PBS documentary “Days of Rage” and her photographs of the Palestinian uprising were published in Time magazine, The New York Times and the Chicago Tribune. Since then, she has reported and produced television and print news reports from Beirut, Tel Aviv and Washington, D.C.

Those attending the Nov. 14 presentation are encouraged to also view the Mountain Heritage Center’s exhibit on Cherokee craftsmanship, “Qualla Arts and Crafts: Tradition and Innovation.”

For more information about the presentation or exhibit, contact the Mountain Heritage Center at 828-227-7129.

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