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The Author’s Forum Presents:The House on Diamond Hill: A Cherokee Plantation Story

Wednesday, January 18, 2012
12:00 AM
Library Gallery, room 100, Harlan Hatcher Graduate Library 913 S. University, Ann Arbor

Wednesday, January 18, 2012 5:30 PM For more info visit www.lsa.umich.edu/humanities/events At the turn of the nineteenth century, James Vann, a Cherokee chief and entrepreneur, established Diamond Hill in Georgia, the most famous plantation in the southeastern Cherokee Nation. In this first full-length study to reconstruct the history of the plantation, Tiya Miles tells the story of Diamond Hill's founding, its flourishing, its takeover by white land-lottery winners on the eve of the Cherokee Removal, its decay, and ultimately its renovation in the 1950s.