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Excerpts from DeLanna Studi's Play "And So We Walked"


Tuesday, May 11, 2021


7:00 pm


Main Building Virtual Room 1

DeLanna Studi, award-winning Cherokee performance artist and activist has written And So We Walked: An Artist’s Journey Along the Trail of Tears, a frank, heartwarming and inspiring story about a contemporary Cherokee woman and her father who embark on an incredible 900-mile journey along the Trail of Tears to truly understand her own identity and the conflicts of her nation. The play recounts the six-week journey, which retraced the path her great-great grandparents took in the 1830s during the forced relocation of 17,000 Cherokee from their homelands. And So We Walked is a powerful, multi-faceted dramatic memoir that draws on extraordinary interviews, historical research, and the artist’s personal experience to convey the complexities and conflicts with which the Cherokee wrestle.

Thomas Pacio

Creative Arts Across Disciplines