Chair Tiya Miles is a public historian who is reframing and reinterpreting the history of our diverse nation in works that illuminate the complex interrelationships between the African and Cherokee peoples in colonial America. Her studies tease evidence from census records, legal petitions, missionary reports, newsprint and oral histories, and span territories east and west in the South, before and after the Trail of Tears (1838-1839) and up to the Civil War.



Please click the link below to read the opinion article written in CNN In America by DAAS Chair Tiya Miles.

Pain of "Trail of Tears" shared by Blacks as well as Native Americans