Cherokee novelist and poet Diane
Glancy will speak at 5 p.m. Thursday (Nov. 14) in McAllister Hall auditorium at
Glancy has taught Native American literature and creative
writing courses at Macalester College in St. Paul, Minn., and at Azusa Pacific
University in Azusa, Calif. Her book "Pushing the Bear: A Novel of the Trail of
Tears" and its sequel, "Pushing the Bear: After the Trail of Tears," tell the
stories of Cherokee brothers O-ga-na-ya and Knobowtee and their families, as
well as the Reverend Jesse Bushyhead, a Cherokee Christian minister.
event is the latest entry in the college's "Remembering the Trail of Tears Arts
and Lecture Series," a series of lectures and performances that observe the
175th Anniversary of the Trail of Tears. The lecture is free and open
to the public.