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The public is invited to a talk by Susan Abram, author of "Forging a Cherokee-American Alliance in the Creek War: From Creation to Betrayal" on Wednesday, March 23 at 4 p.m. at Pebble Hill.

In "Forging a Cherokee-American Alliance in the Creek War," Abram explains in engrossing detail the pivotal changes within Cherokee society triggered by the war that ultimately ended with the Cherokees’ forced removal by the United States in 1838.

Abram teaches history at Western Carolina University and Southwestern Community College. Her publications include “Real Men: Masculinity, Spirituality, and Community in Late Eighteenth-Century Cherokee Warfare” in New Men: Manliness in Early America and “Cherokees in the Creek War: A Band of Brothers” in Tohopeka: Rethinking the Creek War and the War of 1812.

The event is free, open to the public and will be followed by refreshments. Books will be available for purchase and signing. The Caroline Marshall Draughon Center for the Arts and Humanities at Pebble Hill is located at 101 S. Debardeleben St. The historic 1847 Scott-Yarbrough house, known as Pebble Hill, will be open for tours from 3-4 p.m.

For more information on the program, call 844-4903 or visit the website.