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Native America from 1890 to the Present

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The history of Native America is most often remembered as the story of the dramatic and brutal conflict between Indian tribes of North America and the continuing assault of Indian lands by settlers and military troops. In 1890, at the end of that conflict, Indians were exiled to reservations. In The Heartbeat of Wounded Knee, we learn the rest of the story. The Wounded Knee massacre of 1890 marked the end of the treaty era between the Indian tribes and the federal government as well as the closing of the American frontier. David Treuer, an anthropologist, historian, and member of the Ojibwe tribe, elegantly describes the history of Native Americans in the 128 years since Wounded Knee including the Indian boarding schools, the allotment of reservation lands, the emergence of tribal governments, tribal sovereignty, the rise of Red Power, the American Indian Movement, and tribal capitalism in the twenty-first century. The author tells the story of an emergence of a pan-Indian identity forged from experiences in the boarding schools as well as military service. Join us to discuss The Heartbeat of Wounded Knee: Native America from 1890 to the Present by David Treuer (Riverhead Books, 2019).

Class Details

14 Sessions
Weekly - Wed

500 Davis Center

MultipleInstructor :
1.James Roselle2.Lois Taft3.Connie Karduck 



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Schedule Information

Date(s) Class Days Times Location Instructor(s)
9/11/2019 - 12/11/2019 Weekly - Wed 9:45 AM - 11:45 AM Evanston, 500 Davis Center  Map Connie Karduck  ; Lois Taft  ; James Roselle