Tony Harris Lecture, “If Plants Could Talk: A Cherokee Relationship”

Date(s) – Apr 03 2018
7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

In honor of the 180th Anniversary of the Trail of Tears, Chieftains Museum/Major Ridge Home is honored to co-sponsor a lecture, “If Plants Could Talk: A Cherokee Relationship,” by Mr. Tony Harris on April 3rd at 7:00pm in McAllister Auditorium on the Berry College campus.

Tony Harris a citizen of the Cherokee Nation and was born and raised in Muskogee, Oklahoma. He graduated from Northeastern State University, originally the Cherokee University located in Tahlequah, Oklahoma. Mr. Harris is an active member of both the Cobb County Master Gardeners and the Georgia Native Plant Society. He also serves as the current President of the Georgia Trail of Tears Association. He was one of two keynote speakers at the 2012 National Cherokee Ethnobotany Conference in Tahlequah, Oklahoma. In 2013, he was the recipient of the Conservation Award from the Daughters of the American Revolution. Mr. Harris also maintains an educational website at

The presentation on Cherokee ethnobotany is co-sponsored by Chieftains Museum along with the Environmental Studies program and the Department of Sociology and Anthropology at Berry College as part of the Chieftains Lecture Series at Berry College.