El Dorado attorney and South Arkansas historian Worth Camp Jr. will be the keynote speaker at a ‘Trail of Tears’ tribute hosted by Drew Central High School. The event is March 13 at 7 p.m. in the Earl Willis Auditorium on the Drew Central Campus.
Camp will give a presentation on Native Americans in Arkansas after 1763. The presentation will include the 1830s Choctaw Trail of Tears and the early French trappers who migrated from Canada to live among the Native Americans and French Catholics in “New Spain.”
Camp’s articles on early South Arkansas history can be found in the South Arkansas Historical Journals on the South Ark Community College web site.
The tribute will include art, music and presentations from Drew Central students who have been researching and creating projects based on their new found understanding of the reasons leading up to and involving the Indian Removal Act of 1830.
The free event is open to the public.