Louisiana’s “Trail of Tears”
October 1 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
October 1 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Join us as authors Dorsey Ebarb Bronson, Mary Meshell Carlin and Danny Ebarb share the story of Native Americans in Louisiana who held on to their culture and history through slavery and forced removal from their homes in the 18th and 19th centuries. The event includes a tasting luncheon of Native American food based on recipes Bronson, Carlin and Ebarb have collected.
Their book, America’s First “Trail of Tears” The Story of The Choctaw-Apache Tribe of Louisiana, Toledo Bend Lake, describes the challenges those Native Americans faced as they tried to find a place to call their own. The displaced Native Americans and their descendants settled near the Sabine River in central Louisiana and ultimately became the Choctaw-Apache Tribe of Ebarb, Louisiana. Bronson, Carlin and Ebarb are all descended from the original group of Native Americans.
Bronson’s family also has long ties to LSU Shreveport. Bronson Hall is named after her husband’s grandfather, the late William H. Bronson, a newspaper, radio and television executive from Shreveport.
This event is FREE and open to the public. Signed copies of the book will be available for purchase.
Participants must provide proof of a COVID vaccine or a negative COVID test performed within 72 hours of the event.