Sneak Preview of new National Park Service Trail of Tears Film in Arkansas

The 16th Annual University of Arkansas Native American Symposium will begin at 7 p.m. Monday, Nov. 2, at the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville.

It begins with a sneak preview of The Trail of Tears, a presentation of the National Park Service about the National Historic Trail. This 25-minute film will be shown in the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville’s Giffels Auditorium. Future showings will be made at all National Parks sites along the route of the Trail of Tears, when from 1838-1839 Cherokee endured their forced removal from their eastern homeland to Indian Territory.

The University of Arkansas sneak preview is sponsored by the Arkansas Chapter of the Trail of Tears Association. The film will be followed by a brief talk about the portion of the Trail of Tears that crosses the southern part of the University of Arkansas campus and time for questions and answers.