"Wait … There are Native People in Missouri?" with Galen Gritts

Aug
08
11:00 am – 11:50 am
Where

Center for Missouri Studies
Cook Hall, First Floor
605 Elm Street
Columbia, MO 65201

Where

Center for Missouri Studies
Cook Hall, First Floor
605 Elm Street
Columbia, MO 65201

Missouri Humanities Council Native Heritage speaker Galen Gritts of St. Louis will talk about land acknowledgment of Indigenous people and their history in this area long before statehood. Gritts, who is a tribal member of the Cherokee Nation, will relate the story of the historic tribes in Missouri and their forced removal from their home by the U.S. government. Gritts will also speak about what it’s like to be a Native person in Missouri and the continued presence and importance of Indigenous people to the future of Missouri history, life, and culture.