National Trail of Tears Association Conference Student Scholarship
Trail of Tears Fundraiser Auction
Donald Vann, the famed full blood Cherokee artist, a native of Stillwell, OK donated use of the tear drop image of a Trail of Tears scene to TOTA for use as its logo.
A founding Board member and the first Secretary of the organization, the late Max Ramsey, apparently came up with the idea for placing a Trail of Tears scene within a tear drop image. Vann’s letter to Ramsey dated Nov 30, 2000, illustrates the artist thoughts about the scene which is so much a part of our organization’s identity.
In 1998 Vann released a limited edition print of the image which he donated to TOTA for our logo. The NC Chapter has provided the Phoenix Giving Society signed print # 508 for an on-line auction which will end Monday Sept 20th, at 5:00 pm ET. The winning bid will and be announced at the Phoenix Society Reception scheduled for 6:30 p.m. on the evening of Monday Sept. 20th at the Chief Joyce Dugan Cultural Arts Center, on the campus of Cherokee Consolidated Schools. You can place a bid by clicking Bid Now.
The National Trail of Tears Association Conference & Symposium
Harrah's Cherokee Casino Resort
Room Cost $109.00 +tax (Total $121.54) per night
Group Code #S09TOTA
Call: (828) 497-7777 or visit www.Caesars.com/Harrahs-Cherokee
- Complimentary Standard In-Room internet | Wireless connection limited to two devices per connection (non-transferable) over the contracted dates.
- Standard complimentary in-house basic wireless internet in meeting space
- Complimentary self & valet parking over the conference dates
- Complimentary $20.00 free play for each attendee to be used at their leisure