New Gainesville Chautauqua
Tuesday, July 9th doors open at 6:30 PM
$6 or free for Members
Our Chautauqua series for the 2019 season explores the decade of the 1830s, the years that saw the passage of the Indian Removal Act and its implementation, the negotiations whether perceived as realistic or perceived as forced, Chiefs who looked to make the best deal as quickly as possible and Chiefs who delayed removal as long as they could, and the President who sought to ensure removal as essential to his view of the United States.
July 9th - Choctaw Leader Greenwood LeFlore - portrayed by Matt House
Chief Leflore negotiated and signed the treaty of Dancing Rabbit Creek within four months of the passage of the Removal Act, thus securing the best lands in the Indian Territory for the Choctaw – and then stayed behind in Mississippi while his tribe went west, taking U.S. Citizenship and becoming a wealthy cotton planter who owned 400 slaves and 15,000 acres of land.
Tickets may be purchased at the door with cash or card.