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2008 Chief Chadwick Smith

Headshot Chief Chadwick Smith

“Economic Development in Rural and Indidan Communities”

Chief Smith is a descendant of the leaders of the Original Keetoowah Society who fought to keep tribal traditions and culture alive. Smith’s great-grandfather was Redbird Smith, a Senator of the Cherokee Nation in 1896, a famous Cherokee traditionalist who fought the government allotment policy under which the US took over 7,000,000 acres of land from the Cherokees.