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Creator and Performer DeLanna Studi

Creator and Performer DeLanna Studi

Producer & Director Corey Madden

Producer & Director Corey Madden

Madden and Studi in The Armory lobby. Photo by Kate Szrom. Courtesy of Portland Center Stage at The Armory

Madden and Studi in The Armory lobby. Photo by Kate Szrom. Courtesy of Portland Center Stage at The Armory

DeLanna Studi in  And So We Walked  at The Armory. Photo by Patrick Weishampel/blankeye.tv. Courtesy of Portland Center Stage at The Armory

DeLanna Studi in And So We Walked at The Armory. Photo by Patrick Weishampel/blankeye.tv. Courtesy of Portland Center Stage at The Armory

And So We Walked, Triad Stage, April 22-30, 2017. Photo by  Owens Daniel Photography .

And So We Walked, Triad Stage, April 22-30, 2017. Photo by Owens Daniel Photography.

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Thomas Studie at the  Andrew Jackson's Hermitage

Thomas Studie at the Andrew Jackson's Hermitage

A plaque marking a tree "Planted on October 29, 1988 in memory of the 4,000 Cherokees who died on the Trail of Tears -- 1838."

A plaque marking a tree "Planted on October 29, 1988 in memory of the 4,000 Cherokees who died on the Trail of Tears -- 1838."

DeLanna Studi interviews Barbara Duncan for the project

DeLanna Studi interviews Barbara Duncan for the project

Research involved hours of taped interviews. Jerry Wolf tells the tale of the "Mouse Who Played Stickball"

Research involved hours of taped interviews. Jerry Wolf tells the tale of the "Mouse Who Played Stickball"

A modern road along The Trail of Tears in Cherokee National Forest

A modern road along The Trail of Tears in Cherokee National Forest

Thomas Studie examines buckshot embedded in a Trail of Tears marker

Thomas Studie examines buckshot embedded in a Trail of Tears marker

Research included a tour of the  Hair Conrad Cabin , one of the newest certified sites on the Trail of Tears National Historic Trail.

Research included a tour of the Hair Conrad Cabin, one of the newest certified sites on the Trail of Tears National Historic Trail.

2016 Native American Theatre Project participants.  See more photos from the project here. 

2016 Native American Theatre Project participants. See more photos from the project here. 

Creator and Performer DeLanna Studi and her father Thomas Studie

Creator and Performer DeLanna Studi and her father Thomas Studie

Research interview with Dawn Arneach, Cherokee Storyteller

Research interview with Dawn Arneach, Cherokee Storyteller