Steve Inskeep, NPR Journalist,

To Talk about Jacksonland at Cherokee Museum


Steve Inskeep will be speaking at the Museum of the Cherokee Indian about his new book, JACKSONLAND: President Andrew Jackson, Chief John Ross, and a Great American Land Grab.  The event begins at 2 pm Sunday May 31 at the Museum of the Cherokee Indian at 589 Tsali Boulevard in Cherokee, North Carolina. The event is open to the public free of charge.   The author will talk, discuss, and sign books, which will be available for purchase through the Museum Store.  


Steve Inskeep, acclaimed host of NPR's Morning Edition, is one of the most widely heard and respected voices in journalism.  Known for probing interviews with everyone from presidents to warlords to musicians, he has passion for stories.  In JACKSONLAND: President Andrew Jackson, Chief John Ross, and a Great American Land Grab (The Penguin Press; on-sale May 19, 2015), Inskeep has found a great story:  Two men—Andrew Jackson, politician, war hero, and finally President; and John Ross, a mixed-race Cherokee politician and diplomat, who became Jackson's cleverest opponent—locked in a twenty year battle over who would own much of what is now America’s Deep South.   


“We are happy to welcome Steve Inskeep to the Museum of the Cherokee Indian.  His new book includes the Cherokee point of view on Andrew Jackson, and that is a much-needed balance to other recent books praising Jackson,” said Bo Taylor, Executive Director of the Museum. Inskeep did some research at the Museum Archives during early stages of the book and also consulted with Barbara R. Duncan, Education Director.


Using the lives of these two heroic individuals, Inskeep builds an exhilarating double-narrative that spans the frontiers of the growing American republic. By unpacking the enduring questions of American life—of liberty and citizenship, manifest destiny and constitutional equality—through the individuals who experienced the conflicts first hand, JACKSONLAND delivers an unexpected historical masterpiece in a deeply fulfilling story.

For more information, contact Barbara R. Duncan, 828 497-3481 x306 or