William Clark, Indian Diplomacy, and Chreokee Removal in Missouri. August 17 – at Gallery Zeke from 5 to 7 p.m.
Smith’s talk will explore the complicated relationships that William Clark navigated and created in balancing the interests of the federal government with those of tribal leaders who came to visit St. Louis.
Jeffrey Smith is professor emeritus of history after 26 years teaching history and a nationally recognized scholar writing about cemeteries and death studies. He is author of The Rural Cemetery Movement: Places of Paradox in Nineteenth-Century America. He has performed first-person presentations portraying Andrew Carnegie, P. T. Barnum, William Clark, George Washington, and George Catlin. He is currently writing a book of narrative cemetery stories titled Grave Mistakes.