Journeys into Native America


Five Sessions: Fridays, September 20, 27, October 4, 11, 18; 10-12 AM

Location: DMACC West, 5959 Grand Ave., WDM

Cost: $60

Class Limit: 32


Beginning with a brief overview of probable Ice Age migration patterns, we will review a portion of the extensive and colorful recorded history and cultural traditions of our Native Americans. Using a territorial approach, we will review several Indian tribal nations, including the early Mississippian cultures, the woodland peoples of the Northeast and Southeast, the peoples of the Plains, Southwest and Great Basin, concluding with the peoples of California, the Northwest Coast and the Arctic. Our study will be enhanced with the historical biographies of several significant Indian leaders, including Hiawatha, Joseph Brant, Pontiac, Tecumseh, Osceola, Cochise, Sitting Bull, Quanah Parker and Geronimo.


Instructor John (Jack) Thornton has taught western civilization with an emphasis on European history for more than 50 years, including Advanced Placement European History at Valley High School. He was also an adjunct instructor at DMACC West. Jack holds degrees from Doane University and the University of Nebraska and has enjoyed his many teaching experiences with Senior College.






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