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The Fall and Rise of Native Americans

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ClassGraphic The fall of Native Americans started with the establishment of Jamestown in 1607 and Plymouth in 1620. The fall may have reached the beginning of its nadir in 1830 with the passage of the Indian Removal Act. For 60 years thereafter, wanton imperialism, uncontrolled greed, and utter disregard for humanity, justice, and fairness led eventually to the massacre at Wounded Knee on December 29, 1890. We will read and discuss a substantial portion of Dee Brown's Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee (Holt, Rinehart & Winston, 1970). However, the tragedy at Wounded Knee did not end the story of Native Americans in this country. Despite overwhelming obstacles, their resilience, perseverance, and tenacity have resulted in the remarkable resurgence, revival, and rebirth of the surviving Native Americans. We will also read and discuss David Treuer's The Heart of Wounded Knee (Riverhead Books, 2019) as we explore the 130 years of struggle since 1890 to the present day. Join us to gain insight on how the Native Americans fought their way back to achieve their version of Americanism.

Class Details

14 Session(s)
Weekly - Wed

Virtual - Any Location

MultipleInstructor :
1.Ken Yoshitani2.Michael Schudrowitz 



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Schedule Information

Date(s) Class Days Times Location Instructor(s)
9/6/2023 - 12/6/2023 Weekly - Wed 09:45 AM - 11:45 AM N/A, Virtual - Any Location  Map Michael Schudrowitz  ; Ken Yoshitani 
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