American Indian Culture:
What’s New, Before & Since 1492


Two Sessions: Thursdays, March 1, 8; 1:30-3:30 PM

Location: Wesley Acres, DM

Cost: $24

Class Limit: 35


The class will include an overview of the American Indian cultural values and behaviors as well as legal issues which have impacted the various tribes. The discussion will be supported by numerous artifacts and audio-visual materials. Mr. Fracek will also address the practice of using American Indian names, faces and other representations to name sports teams, businesses and merchandise.


Instructor Eugene Fracek was born on the Rosebud Reservation in South Dakota, where he served as Director of Indian Education with the South Dakota Department of Education from 1980-1990. Since retiring as an elementary principal with Des Moines Public Schools, Eugene has been teaching courses on the Indians of America and cultural anthropology at Simpson College.

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