Cherokee History at Red Clay State Park, Dr Danielle Shelton

July 16, 2021

The management and interpretation of important cultural heritage sites presents unique challenges to park managers.   In the case of Red Clay State Historic Park, the events which are the reason for the lands significance took place almost 200  years ago.  And, so, managers must rely on historians to provide  trustworthy information with which to develop the parks storyline and interpretive approach.

Our guest, Dr Danielle Shelton has just completed her PhD in Public History at Middle Tennessee State University.  Her doctoral work focused on the Cherokee Nation and specifically on the Red Clay Park,  being the last Council grounds before their removal to Oklahoma .  She has developed important new information about the events at Red Clay and about the site itself.

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About Mark

Mark Thomas Fraley is a lawyer (now retired) in Nashville, Tennessee (USA). Prior to starting law practice in 1987, Mark was active in the field of Parks and Recreation. He was the first Parks and Recreation Director for the cities of Gatlinburg and Sevierville Tennessee. He was the founding program administrator for the Parks and Recreation Technical Advisory Service (PARTAS) and served as Assistant Commissioner of Conservation and Director or Parks and Recreation for the State of Tennessee.

University of Cincinnati, 1974, Bachelor of Arts (Philosophy)
Nashville School of Law, 1983, Doctor of Jurisprudence

License to Practice Law, Tennessee Supreme Court (1983) BPR# 10448
Admitted to Practice, U.S. Court for the Middle District of Tennessee (1987)
Admitted to Practice, U.S. Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals, (1994)

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