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Themes in American Indian History

This course will introduce you to an overview of American Indian History.

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About this class

From creation accounts to modern tribal governments, explore themes in American Indian History. Through lectures, guided readings/videos, and discussions, this course will introduce you to an overview of American Indian History, examining such topics as origins; encounters and exchanges; tribes, confederacies, and identity; land and land use; and political and cultural sovereignty.

Sept. 21, 28, Oct. 5, 12, 19, 26, Nov. 2, 6-8 pm CST

Dr. Joseph Jastrzembski (Dr. J.) is professor of history at Minot State University. A native of West Texas, he has taught at MSU since 1997. He received his BA in History from the University of Texas at El Paso and his MA and PhD from the University of Chicago. He specializes in United States and Native American history. His research interests include the Southwest and Plains, ethnohistory, folklore, and native languages. He is a former member and chair of the North Dakota Humanities Council and also serves as Executive Director of the Minot Area Council for International Visitors.

HND Value Statement

Any views, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this {article, book, exhibition, film, program, database, report, Web resource}, do not necessarily represent those of the National Endowment for the Humanities or Humanities North Dakota.

However, in an increasingly polarized world, we at Humanities North Dakota believe that being open-minded is necessary to thinking critically and rationally.

Therefore, our programs and classes reflect our own open-mindedness in the inquiry, seeking, and acquiring of scholars to speak at our events and teach classes for our Public University.

To that end, we encourage our participants to join us in stepping outside our comfort zones and considering other perspectives and ideas by being open-minded while attending HND events featuring scholars who hold a variety of opinions, some being opposite of our own held beliefs.

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