Sue Abrams Lecture: “Forging a Cherokee-American Alliance in the Creek War: From Creation to Betrayal”

Date(s) – Mar 22 2016
6:30 pm – 7:30 pm


Chieftains Museum/Major Ridge Home will host Dr. Sue Abram for a presentation at the museum from 6:30 to 7:30 on March 22, 2016. The lecture, “Forging a Cherokee-American Alliance in the Creek War: From Creation to Betrayal,” shares the title of her latest book, which won the 2013 Anne B. and James B. McMillan Prize in Southern History and was released by the University of Alabama Press in November 2015. Dr. Abram will hold a book signing as part of this event with copies of the book available for purchase at the museum.

Susan M. Abram, an independent scholar and adjunct instructor at Western Carolina University and Southwestern Community College, received her doctorate from Auburn University in 2009.  In addition to teaching, Dr. Abram serves as the president of the North Carolina Trail of Tears Association which works with the National Parks Service to promote, protect, and preserve the Trail of Tears National Historic Trail.

In addition to her latest book that inspired the upcoming presentation at the museum, Dr. Abram’s recent publications include the chapters “The Cherokee Beloved Occupation: Warfare, Gender, and Community” in New Men:  Essays on Manliness in Early America and “Cherokees in the Creek War” in Tohopeka: Rethinking the Creek War and the War of 1812.  Dr. Abram most recently visited Chieftains in 2014 as a guest speaker at the museum’s War of 1812 living history event.

This lecture is free and open to the public.