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2024 Teacher Seminar: American Indian History since 1900

Monday, July 29-Thursday, Aug. 1 | 2 p.m.-4 p.m. Central Time Online

Join the Museum and Memorial and The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History from Monday, July 29 through Thursday, Aug. 1 for a live online seminar on Native peoples in modern America since the turn of the twentieth century, featuring featuring Dr. Donald L. Fixico (Arizona State University) and Museum and Memorial curator Natalie Lovgren. Registration closes Monday, July 22.

$25 registration fee | Online




Seminar Description from The Gilder Lehrman Institute:

This seminar is about Native peoples in modern America since the turn of the twentieth century, taking a social and cultural historical approach. It begins with the idea of the Vanishing Race, Geronimo’s final surrender, the Ghost Dance, and Wounded Knee in 1890. Among the early twentieth-century topics discussed, participants will analyze

  • Indian children’s attendance at boarding schools
  • the Dawes land allotment
  • FDR’s Indian New Deal and the service of 45,000 Indians in World War II

Looking toward the latter half of the twentieth century, the seminar will explore the government’s trust termination and relocation policies, civil rights activism, and tribal sovereignty, and how forces such as the Indian gaming industry are changing the landscape throughout Indian Country.