Eras of History
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Great Sioux Campaign and Battle of Little Big Horn
The gold rush led to an influx of settlers and miners in the Dakota Territory, resulting in the Grant Administration’s revocation of the 1868 Laramie Treaty (originally intended to resolve disputes between Native American tribes and the U.S. Government). With the Sioux and Cheyenne tribes refusing to cede ownership, the U.S. Army took military action to force surrender. Learn about the difficulty Army units had traversing unchartered territory, the impossibility of communication between forces, and the unpredictable weather of the High Plains. Trace the battle of the Powder River, the battle of Rosebud Creek, and the epic battle at the Little Big Horn River that led to Custer’s death.
CE-HIST 2134, 1 Sat., Apr. 25, 9:30 am-12:30 pm, KNC-3, $35. F Wagner. #15487
Orphan Train to Destiny
Discover the history of the Orphan Train Era (1853-1929), which saw the largest migration of children in American history. So many orphans were sent to Iowa that it is estimated that one in four Iowans are descendants of orphan train riders. Come unravel the mystery and the truth behind the Orphan Trains! Contact instructor at email@example.com for list of optional books.
CE-HIST 2052, 3 Wed., Jan. 22-Feb. 5, 6:30-8:30 pm, KNC-2, $75. T Riley. #15145
American Icon: The Rise and Fall of George Armstrong Custer
Follow the life of George Armstrong Custer from his youth, to his earning a teaching certificate, his acceptance to West Point, and beyond. Follow his army career through his rise in rank during the Civil War and ending with his demise during the Great Sioux War at Little Big Horn.
CE-HIST 2126, 1 Thurs., Apr. 23, 9:00 am-12:00 noon, KNC-2, $40. D Fruci. #15324
American Icon: The Life of Theodore Roosevelt
An in-depth view of the life of Theodore Roosevelt starting with his younger years. Watch him develop into the man who became the youngest president in American history. Examine how life’s turmoil along the way helped him develop into a conservationist, naturalist, writer, war hero, and an American statesman.
CE-HIST 2125, 1 Thurs., Apr. 23, 1:00-4:00 pm, KNC-2, $40. D Fruci. #15326
Liberation of the Concentration Camps
This seminar will focus on the liberation of the Nazi concentration camps by the Allied forces. As the Soviets liberate the camps during their westward move towards Berlin, the Western Allies move east to discover the monstrous conditions that surpass the typical horrors of war.
CE-HIST 2059, 1 Tues., Apr. 21, 1:00-4:00 pm, KNC-2, $35. D Fruci. #15316