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Digadohi: Lands, Cherokee, and the Trail of Tears (2018)

DIGADOHI means lands in Cherokee and the story of their removal is recorded in the archaeology at places like the Snelson-Brinker farm in Missouri, and in the traditions and family histories of the Cherokee today. July 4th, 2017 the historic Snelson-Brinker cabin was burnt to the ground. A criminal investigation was launched.
Free and open to the public courtesy of Missouri Humanities Council.
Filmmaker Monty Dobson will join us for a post- show discussion.
(NR, 57 min.)

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Wednesday, Sep, 25

7:00 PM



Free and open to the public courtesy of Missouri Humanities Council.
Director Monty Dobson will join us for a post- show discussion.



Synopsis: DIGADOHI means lands in Cherokee and the story of their removal is recorded in the archaeology at places like the Snelson-Brinker farm in Missouri, and in the traditions and family histories of the Cherokee today. July 4th, 2017 the historic Snelson-Brinker cabin was burnt to the ground. A criminal investigation was launched. Using cutting edge archaeological methods, STEM, and archival research a group of community activists and Cherokee leaders work to rescue a historic property from the arsonist's flames and identify the graves of the Cherokee who died there on the Trail of Tears. Filming for DIGADOHI began in November of 2017 at archaeological and historic sites along the route from Cherokee homelands in the East, to Oklahoma. The film chronicles a year of those investigations and weaves the family stories - European, African, and Native - that were unearthed there into the national story of America. Ultimately The Cherokee story is one of survival and passing on a living culture

Director: Monty Dobson
Genre: Documentary

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