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NPR ‘Morning Edition’ host, ‘Jacksonland’ author Steve Inskeep to present at NSU – Feb. 18

(Tahlequah, Oklahoma) - The Northeastern State University Foundation has announced Steve Inskeep, host of NPR’s “Morning Edition” and author of “Jacksonland: President Andrew Jackson, Cherokee Chief John Ross, and a Great American Land Grab” will be the speaker for the 2019 Larry Adair Lectureship.

Inskeep will discuss his book, "Jacksonland: President Andrew Jackson, Cherokee Chief John Ross, and a Great American Land Grab." The lecture will be at 2 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 18, in the NSU Webb Auditorium in Tahlequah. A book signing will follow the lecture.

“While many people might recognize Steve Inskeep from National Public Radio's ‘Morning Edition,” they probably did not realize that he has published several well-researched books,” said Peggy Glenn, executive director of the NSU Foundation. “His most recent book, ‘Jacksonland,’ examines the interactions between President Andrew Jackson and Cherokee Chief John Ross, which culminated in the removal of tribal members via the Trail of Tears to Indian Territory, where the Cherokee Nation established a new government in Tahlequah."

"The Larry Adair Lecture was established to highlight issues in politics, government and public policy,” Glenn said. “By exploring the Cherokee Nation's past history and experiences with the United States government, we can better understand the issues of trust and tribal sovereignty that still impact public policy today."

Inskeep was hired by NPR in 1996, covering that year’s presidential primary in New Hampshire. He went on to cover the Pentagon, the Senate and the 2000 presidential campaign of George W. Bush. After the September 11, 2001, attacks, he covered the war in Afghanistan, turmoil in Pakistan, and the war in Iraq. In 2003, he received a National Headliner Award for investigating a military raid gone wrong in Afghanistan. He has twice been part of NPR News teams awarded the Alfred I. duPont-Columbia University Silver Baton for coverage of Iraq.

Friends and family of former Oklahoma Speaker of the House, the Honorable Larry Adair, and the NSU Foundation established the Larry Adair Lectureship Series in 2004 to create an annual forum to engage students in politics, government and public policy.

For more information, contact Glenn at 918-444-4200 or visit

Published: 2/5/2019 3:21:57 PM

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